NTI is currently accepting applications for the Natural Foods Chef program fall term, starting the week of August 22nd and ending the week of December 12th. Program tuition is $9490 (single payment); the application fee is $75.
Fall term 2016 starts in August of 2016. Please contact the office with admissions questions and payment plan due dates for the fall term.
Examples of payment plan schedules are as follows. Please contact the office for additional payment plan options including a longer payment schedule with up to seven installments.
Fall Term 2016
|Payment Option||Total w/app fee||Payment(s)||Due Date|
|Single Payment||$9565||$9490||August 19, 2016|
|Two Payments*||$9520||$4760||August 19, 2016|
|$4760||October 7, 2016|
|Three Payments*||$9535||$3178||August 19, 2016|
|$3178||September 9, 2016|
|$3178||November 4, 2016|
|Four Payments*||$9550||$2387.50||August 19, 2016|
|$2387.50||September 9, 2016|
|$2387.50||October 7, 2016|
|$2387.50||November 4, 2016|
|*there is a fee of $15 per payment for multiple payment options|
Books required for all courses are carefully selected to provide a useful on-going reference library for natural chef graduates. Natural chef students purchase books independently. NTI does not sell books. The cost of books varies considerably depending on where they are purchased. There are online book vendors that offer used books at discount prices.
The following online booksellers carry most of the required books.
Budget approximately $400-500 for the cost of books for the Natural Foods Chef courses.
Natural chef students will be expected to purchase professional knives.
Natural chef students will be expected to purchase sturdy, non-slip shoes for protection to wear during cooking classes.
Certification as a Personal Chef is available through national organizations. The cost, paid directly to the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) or the American Personal & Private Chef Association (APPCA), is $695-895. This is optional.
Equipment for personal home kitchens will be at the student’s discretion and own expense. This is an optional expense and will be discussed in the Kitchen Organization and Equipment class.