"Our student-centered approach ensures a quality and personalized education experience for the aspiring culinary arts professional"

D'Avolio Culinary Institute is Western New York's leading private culinary arts learning community.  Our institution is licensed by the NYS Department of Education, BPSS.  Founded in 2015 by Danny Gagliardo, DCI started its work committed to students that require special accommodations in the classroom or kitchen.  With our understanding that everyone should be given a chance to enjoy the art of cooking healthy and nutritious food, the faculty and staff are sensitive to the different needs of our students.

Our student-centered approach ensures a quality and personalized education experience for the aspiring culinary arts professional.  The faculty and staff here at D'Avolio are committed to our students' goals and professional pathways to success.


We are located on the beautiful camus of St. Mary's School for the Deaf.  Positioned just uptown from Sister's Hospital, our campus is a secure facility protected 24/7 by the SMSD Security Team and the Canisius College Campus Safety Department.  Our Main Street campus is well connected to the NFTA bus and train systems with ample parking available on campus as well.


We are so proud to be a part of a family of companies that are committed to quality food, healthy living, and excellent service.

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Healthy Options for our customers is at the core of what we do!  Our restaurants are champions of the Healthy Options initiative of Independent Health.  Visit any of our restaurant locations to sample the finest oils and vinegars while enjoying  a gourmet sandwich, salad, or pizza!

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Event Services at it's best!  We at D'Avolio are pleased to host your next event or banquet at our beautiful banquet an event space at Tops Market Headquarters Building.  D'Avolio Kitchen & Banquets is committed to your special day and contributing to it with excellent customer service, healthy options, and a breath-taking avionce.

DILETTOS by D'Avolio

Hand-crafted Belgian Chocolate

After every healthy meal at D'Avolio Kitchen, delight in the smooth rich flavors of 100% handcrafted Belgian Chocolate.

Fundraising Opportunities Available!

Our chocolates can be found in any D'Avolio Kitchen location or online at dilettoschocolate.com

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2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 |  admissions@davolioculinary.com  |  Tel. 716-884-5216 x410

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