NTI is currently accepting applications for the Natural Food Chef program fall term, starting the week of August 21st and ending the week of December 18th. Program tuition is $9490 (single payment); the application fee is $75.
Please contact the office with admissions questions and payment plan due dates for the fall term.
Fall Term 2017
|Payment Option||Total w/app fee||Payment(s)||Due Date|
|Single Payment||$9565||$9490||August 8, 2017|
|Two Payments*||$9580||$4790||August 8, 2017|
|$4790||October 17, 2017|
|Three Payments*||$9595||$3199||August 8, 2017|
|$3198||September 26, 2017|
|$3198||November 7, 2017|
|Four Payments*||$9610||$2403||August 8, 2017|
|$2403||September 12, 2017|
|$2403||October 10, 2017|
|$2403||November 7, 2017|
|*There is a fee of $15 per payment for multiple payment options.|
Books required for all courses are carefully selected to provide a useful ongoing reference library for Natural Food Chef graduates. NFC 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 Food Chef courses.
Natural Food Chef students will be expected to purchase professional knives.
NFC 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.