The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas - Students welcoming Thomas E Perez, Secretary of Labor

Welcome to the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas

Formerly the Culinary Training Academy

We provide various training for entry-level and incumbent workers in the Las Vegas hospitality industry. As a labor-management trust, the Academy has invaluable partnerships with the Culinary Union 226, Bartenders Union 165, and 26 major properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Our goal is to provide high-quality training that will enable people to have great careers in the hospitality industry, with good wages, opportunities for career advancement, and health and retirement benefits.

The Academy is an internationally recognized model for workplace education and vocational training. Students receive real-world training through our restaurant, the Westside Bistro, and our catering division, Culinary Arts Catering, which provides banquets at our events center. In addition, the Academy is a caterer and concessionaire for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas plays an important role in the community, working to overcome poverty and unemployment. Since our beginnings in 1993, we have trained more than 40,000 people for our participating employers in the hospitality industry. All classes are licensed by the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education.

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, age or any other protected characteristic.

If you are buying tickets today, we suggest you purchase them
at registration at the pool entrance beginning at 2 p.m. 

Please click here to order your tickets. Thank You!

Check out the photos from the event:

Winning raffle tickets from the celebration that haven’t been collected yet (to collect your prize, please contact Eva on Monday at 702-924-2171):

Spa Package 098099; Target Gift Cards & Spa Basket 098047; 32 Piece Fiesta China Set 098040; Popcorn Machine & meadows Gold 1 Year Ice Cream 099477; Coffee Mugs, Pot Roast, Cheesecake Factory Gift Card and Cutting Board  099410; K&M Cut Steak Gift Box, Heinz Gift Basket, Cutting Board and Towels 098215; 1 Year of Meadows Gold Ice Cream, Nespresso, Mugs & Towels 098010; Farmland St. Louis Style Ribs, Butcher Block and Towels 098230; Blue Bunny Ice Cream Gift Baskets 099857; No. Ten, Patron, Bushmills and Shot Glasses 098037; Belvedere, Grand Marnier, Beach Bar and Shot Glasses 098391; Prudential Overall Supply Gift Card 100361; Unilever Gift Basket & Towels 100101; Large Tabasco Gift Basket 099787; Cardenas Gift Basket & Gift Cards 100362; Dickie Jacket, Dutch Harbor Jacket & Sportsman Cooler 099425; G&K Jacket & Key Pac Basket 099401; 5 Bottles of White Wine & Rack 098260; Treasure Island Staycation 099788; Mix Restaurant 098017; Bartenders Union Basket 099729

Thanks to our community partners for their generous donation of products and services: