New England Culinary Institute
|Motto||Learn it by living it|
|Established||June 15, 1980|
|Executive Chef||Jean-Louis Gerin|
|Colors||Maroon and White|
The New England Culinary Institute (NECI) is a private for-profit culinary college in Montpelier, Vermont. It was founded on June 15, 1980, by Fran Voigt and John Dranow. The first NECI class, conducted by Chef Michel LeBorgne, had seven students. The enrollment was 500 in 2015. A second campus was operated in Essex, Vermont, from August 1989 through August 2009.
The institute runs a number of restaurants in Montpelier, as well as providing food service for Vermont College and National Life. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
- Alton Brown – Host of Good Eats, Feasting on Asphalt, and Iron Chef America
- Paul Hogan – Former Australian Consul turned celebrity butler
- Gavin Kaysen – Chef de cuisine of Cafe Boulud in New York City, one of Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs", and Next Iron Chef contestant
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- "Accreditation and Degree Granting Authority". neci.edu.
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- "Gavin Kaysen - Bellecour". Bellecour. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
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