Total tuition and fees for the 6-month Advanced Professional Culinary program is $10,000.00, payable upfront or in three even installments. A signed tuition agreement is required from each student upon acceptance to the program along with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit. Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation costs throughout the program.

Tuition includes all instruction and instructional materials, textbooks, chef's knife/tool kit, chef jacket/pants, one meal per instructional day, and all class field trips.

Our disciplined learning environment, availability to global externships, low student-to-teacher ratio and focus on sustainability make Napa Valley Cooking School a premier culinary education.


As a “clock-hour” certificate program of study of Napa Valley College, the Advanced Professional Culinary program qualifies for pro-rated financial aid support. Students seeking financial assistance must submit a complete FAFSA to determine their eligibility. Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online Contact Alfredo Hernandez for more information and/or assistance in applying for financial aid: or phone (707) 302.2455

A limited number of scholarships for incoming Advanced Pro Culinary students are available and require a separate application with support documentation upon acceptance into the program. Please inquire about these and other award opportunities during your interview or site visit.

Through Napa Valley College’s Veterans’ Services, US Veteran Education Benefits are full applicable to the Advanced Professional Culinary program. For more information about how to use your US Veteran Education Benefits, please contact the Veterans’ Services Specialist at Napa Valley College: (707) 256-7322.


Non-refundable Tuition Deposit (due upon acceptance to program):$1,000
First Tuition Payment (due in August for fall start or January for spring start):$3,000
Second Tuition Payment (due in October for fall start or March for spring): $3,000
Third Tuition Payment:$3,000
Total Tuition:$10,000


Refunds (less non-refundable deposit, materials fee and $100 processing fee) will be issued upon written request if received at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester.