Great Lakes Culinary Institute named best in Midwest

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute has been named the 2022 Best in the Midwest culinary school by, a resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning.

The site identifies 50 top programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. NMC’s GLCI was awarded Best in the Midwest on the final list. Researchers compared 126 programs from 65 universities and colleges across the United States.

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, the Great Lakes Culinary Institute offers two associate degrees, one in culinary arts and one in culinary sales and marketing, as well as a one-year general culinary certificate and a one-year baking certificate.

GLCI was previously ranked No. 11 culinary school nationwide by, and No. 9 among culinary schools by Find out more about the program at or watch a video.

Release date: October 19, 2021

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Diana Fairbanks
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