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.

Tuition for this 13-month program includes instruction, textbook, chef's tool kit, three uniforms, one meal per instructional day and field trips.


Students seeking financial assistance are encouraged to submit a FAFSA to determine their eligibility. Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Scholarships up to $2500 are available to students that meet the following criteria: minimum GPA of 2.45, previous work experience in the food service industry and/or 40-hours of volunteering with a non-profit organization. A separate application with support documentation is required upon acceptance into the cooking school. Contact Alfredo Hernandez for more information by email ahernandez@napavalley.edu or phone, (707) 976.2903


Non-refundable Tuition Deposit:$1000
First Tuition Payment Due in August:$4750
Second Tuition Payment Due in October: $4750
Third Tuition Payment Due in December:$4750
Fourth Tuition Payment Due in February:$4750
Total Tuition:$20,000


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.