Located at the Walters State Sevier County Campus, the Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts includes a 2,100 square-foot kitchen, bake shop, demonstration kitchen and dining rooms where students test their skills at catered events each semester. The Maples Institute was the first culinary institution in Tennessee to receive accreditation with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.
The Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts, accredited by the American Culinary Federation, prepares students for successful careers in food preparation, cooking, baking, kitchen or restaurant management and non-commercial food service.
Our goal at the Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts is to take our students' enthusiasm
for cooking and turn it into an art form and then a life-long career. And nothing
better serves as inspiration for our students and instructors in achieving
this goal than the life of our namesake, the late Rel Maples.
The Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts is one of the few American Culinary Federation accredited post-secondary culinary programs in the state of Tennessee.
Sevier County Campus
1720 Old Newport Hwy
Sevierville, TN 37876