New England Culinary Institute

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New England Culinary Institute
MottoLearn it by living it
EstablishedJune 15, 1980
PresidentMilan Milasinovic
Vice-presidentEarle Test
Executive ChefJean-Louis Gerin
Location, ,
United States
ColorsMaroon and White
New England Culinary Institute, Harris Hall

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.[1]

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.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Accreditation and Degree Granting Authority".
  3. ^ Hallenbeck, Brent (October 26, 2017). "Alton Brown returns to Vermont, where he began his path toward Food Network fame". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Groomed - Paul Hogan Host Bio - TV Shows - W Network". October 11, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Best New Chefs 2007". Food & Wine. Archived from the original on July 4, 2007.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Gavin Kaysen - Bellecour". Bellecour. Retrieved April 3, 2018.

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Coordinates: 44°15′35″N 72°33′36″W / 44.2598397°N 72.5600889°W / 44.2598397; -72.5600889