How do I apply to JNA Institute of Culinary Arts?
First, read about our two programs: the Food Service Training Diploma Program and the Associate of Specialized Technology in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Degree Program on our website. Then complete our no-fee, online application. One of our admissions representatives will reach out to schedule your first visit to the school.
What is the application deadline?
We follow a Rolling Admissions schedule because we have four start dates during the year: August, November, February, and May. This means it's never too late to speak to one of our admissions representatives about your future!
How can I schedule a tour of JNA Institute of Culinary Arts?
The admissions office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm with evening hours scheduled as needed.
Call today or complete our online form to request a visit.
Have a question you can't find
the answer to on our website? Do you want to speak
with an admissions representative
about your personal educational goals?
You can email the admissions staff directly at email@example.com
Or if you want to speak with an admissions representative, please call 215.468.8800.
Financial Aid Questions
What are the steps to apply for financial aid?
You must apply for financial aid each academic year, and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the first step. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and use JNA Institute of Culinary Arts School Code 031033 when filing your FAFSA.
The FAFSA will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. There are ways you can prepare for the FAFSA, however, that will simplify the overall process. This FAFSA FAQ page produced by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is an excellent resource for you to look over before you begin your FAFSA.
Once you have completed the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email. Review your SAR carefully and take appropriate steps; you may be asked to complete additional forms (e.g. verification) before your financial aid can be completed. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In addition to completing the FAFSA, students applying for Direct Loans (Federal Student Aid) must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and an entrance counseling session at www.studentloans.gov.
As soon your financial aid package is calculated, the Office of Financial Aid will contact you via email.
Have other questions about the FAFSA or about your finanical aid award letter?
You can email our financial aid administrator at email@example.com Or if you want to speak with someone directly, please call 215.468.8800.
Restaurant and Special Events
How can I make a reservation to your restaurant?
Call us at 215.468.8800 or book a reservation on OpenTable
Where can I ask a
question about the current menu or
let you know about a special dietary
The best way to handle any
question is to call 215.468.8800 the day
of your reservation and ask to speak with
the Restaurant Manager.
Would you like to make group arrangements or schedule a
We are aware of how difficult it is to schedule large groups in our restaurant and we thank our guests for their patience. If you have an upcoming event, please call 215.468.8800 as soon as possible and we will work with you to plan the perfect celebration.
Sometimes you will find yourself needing to reserve a table 6 to 8 weeks in advance. Although some of our offerings change from day to day, if you have general questions about the menu we will be serving on a future date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or call the Restaurant Manager at 215.468.8800.
ServSafe and Food Handlers Certification
When is the next class?
We typically offer the required 16-hour class every 6 weeks. Our proctors are genearlly available, by appointment, with 24-hour notice
if you are in need of a faster solution. Information about our upcoming classes can be found
What does the class fee cover?
The class fee includes all charges for the class, book, and one written exam.
There is an additional fee for retests.
Can I schedule a special class for all of my staff? Do you proctor the online exam?
For information about special classes or to reserve a time for web-based testing contact the school at 215-468-8800.
Where can I get copies of the Food Safety Forms for the City of Philadelphia?
For copies of the required city registration forms click here.
Employer Services/ Student Placement
More information coming soon!
Classroom and Curriculum
For information about organizing a special presentation or demonstration for our students, please call 215.468.8800 and ask to speak with our Director of Academics.