Welcome to Your Next Culinary Adventure

Lorain County Community College is Northern Ohio’s premier epicenter for culinary arts. Our Culinary Arts Institute is the place where business and industry leaders find the best professional development offerings, where entrepreneurs create opportunities to expand businesses and skills, and where members of our community come together to learn, cook and eat.

If food is your passion, you've come to the right place.



From local farms, to our kitchens and to your tables - this community is LCCC's main ingredient. Join our cooking classes and academic programs, or maybe we'll come join you with the local farm-to-fork initiatives. Our ties to the community run deep.



Whether food is your business, or you're looking for a new way to strengthen your team, we've got your recipe for success.



Are you ready to take your passion for food and turn it into a business? Our skilled instructors, incubator facilities, and professional consulting services are ready to help you realize your dream.


Mix it up with friends, food and fun!

Check out the video of our "Wok With Us" cooking class.

Do you love to eat? Looking for a new way to have fun with your friends? Wish you had some impressive culinary tricks to impress your guests? Round up some friends and join us for LCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute cooking classes. Get ready to roll up your sleeves, have some fun, and get cooking.

Our professional chef-instructors will guide you through this hands-on experience, demonstrate each step of the recipe, give you valuable tips, and coach you as you prepare the dishes. And since you make each dish yourself,  you can re-create the experience at home.

And when you’re finished creating your culinary masterpiece, it’s time to eat!

Seats are available in several upcoming courses. Learn more and register today.

Connect With Us

See what kind of fun we're whipping up.

In The News

Adam and Jordan at WKYC

Chef Adam Schmith and Award-Winning Culinary Student Jordan Krystowski Appear on WKYC TV 3

Chef Adam Schmith and award-winning LCCC culinary student Jordan Krystowski prepare popular Sage & Seed menu items on WKYC Channel 3 March 23, 2018.  Watch the video below or view the complete story on wkyc.com.     

Read More
Sage Seed Ice Banner

LCCC Unveils New Name for Restaurant: Sage & Seed

Lorain County Community College’s student-run restaurant reopens in spring semester with a new name – Sage & Seed – but with the same commitment to providing a sophisticated dining experience for its patrons.

Read More »
Students with Medals

Culinary Arts Students Get the Complete Experience

Culinary Arts students at Lorain County Community College are getting the full range of experience as they learn the skills necessary to operate in a commercial kitchen through classroom work, live food preparation and serving in the on-campus Sage & Seed restaurant and even being judged by top chefs from the American Culinary Federation.

Read More »
Nicole Spearman

Culinary Arts Grad Buys Out Company She Interned With

After earning her certificate of culinary arts from Lorain County Community College in 2015, Nicole Spearman, 44, now owns her own catering company in Elyria. She’s proud to serve the community that helped her start her career. The food-savvy North…

Read More »