The Enrollment Process

Admission to Detroit Institute of Gastronomy is a multi-step process which consists of evaluation of prior academic experience and assessment for post-secondary readiness of eligible applicants. DIG wants to ensure that the students that begin their education are committed so a multi-step application for enrollment process has been developed.

As a former military service member, you may be eligible to receive US-Department of Veterans Education Benefits. The Detroit Institute of Gastronomy is an approved education provider for these benefits. Prior to starting the application process, find our if you are eligible for these funds.

The Concierge Team is here to help applicants through the process and answer any questions that may come up along the way.


Applicant Tasks:

  • Provide your directory information, legal name, date of birth, phone number and email.

  • Upload a picture of yourself that will be used as your Student ID (as much as we love kittens, please no filters.)

  • Provide contact information for two references.

All the information provided to our institution is secure in our online Student Management System. In this phase of the application process, the applicant is building their student profile to be used and referenced throughout the program.

A reference can be from a past employer, family, friend, mentor, spiritual advisor, etc. The purpose is to ensure that our students are discussing starting a culinary education with people in their lives.

Once Step 1 is submitted to Detroit Institute of Gastronomy, you will receive a confirmation email to begin Step 2. Meanwhile, a concierge will contact your references and ask a few brief questions.


Now the process begins. Step 2 requires the applicant to provide documentation and insight into why they are interested in enrolling. The following information is required for Step 2 of the application:

Once the applicant submits the above requirements, they are ready to take the next step! Our concierge team will review the material and asses the applicants readiness for enrollment. If the criteria is met, a non-refundable commitment deposit is required to hold the apprentices spot for the next available start.

Once we receive all the material, the applicant will sign the enrollment agreement and become an official student of the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy!

Please contact the Concierge team at [email protected] if you have any questions!