Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Standing on your feet for long hours in a hot kitchen is not for everyone. But if your passion for food runs deep, becoming a chef offers some of the most unique rewards of any profession. Culinary arts majors learn the art of cooking and the business of the kitchen. You will practice the arts that keep customers coming back for more. But you'll learn more than how to sizzle a steak or balance colors and textures on a plate. You'll also learn the ins and outs of running a kitchen, from keeping it sanitary to training assistants. This major prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. This includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service. In this major, you can expect to spend anywhere from fifteen to forty hours a week in the kitchen and that's in addition to reading, research, and all other course work. In addition to learning about how to become a first class chef, a Culinary Arts major also gains practical knowledge in hotel and restaurant management, facilities management, and hospitality. Many Culinary Arts programs provide their students with hands-on experience through internships at restaurants. There's a lot of cooking, from the mundane to the elegant, but the major doesn't end in the kitchen. In complement to your instruction as a chef are courses designed to prepare you in basic business administration, from accounting to hotel law, so that by the time you complete your degree you will be ready to begin staking your claim as the next Master Chef.

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“…idaho state university is a good school, with high standards in academics. the professors at this university will help in any way possible to get you the best grade and the knowledge of the subject along with it. i would recommend this school to...” – Morgan from Logan, UT

“…Houston Community College is great! It's easier to learn here, because of the smaller classes. In addition, the classes are more affordable.” – Lashandra from Houston, TX

“…uvu is a great place for gaining a higher education. it is very challenging to the mind. the school is very supportive of its students. ” – Stephanie from Orem, UT

“…outstanding school to attend, offers bachelor degree in culinary arts/management and great place to meet a variety of chefs” – Jeffrey from PHILADELPHIA, PA

“…they care about their students. they make sure that a students learn the material nice environment with small class size's which leads to better one on one learning.” – Christopher from Reynoldsburg, OH

“…College of Dupage has changed alot and has become a very beautiful school to attend. It has added alot of new building to help each major get a better education experience. The school has expanded alot and allows personal rooms of education so...” – Thomas from Justice, IL

“…the recent change in collin turning into a 4 year university has helped the university and student reach a higher level of education. it has made it possible to become more prepared to transfer into a larger state university such as utd. overall the...” – Ernesto Plano, Tx

“…south texas college is a good college for those who plan on transferring to a 4-year university. it's very affordable which puts an ease on the life of a college student. the classes are also small so it's easy to learn here.” – Myrabel from Mission, TX

“…university of phoenix is a wonderful school. uop is very helpful and understanding of their students needs. uop offer classes to fit your lifestyle.” – Meloldy from Bradenton, FL

“…UAF has a beautiful campus and a lot to offer its students. The engineering department is very helpful, encouraging, and educational (which is the goal, right?). However, the math department seems to greatly detract from the school, often believed to...” – Sarah from Anchorage, AK

“…Macomb Community College has great technical programs that can prepare students for advanced studies in the technical program that they are focused on. Macomb Community College offers a diverse experience for students which complements the...” – Eldon from Detroit, MI

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“…This college pushes you to become your best. The Institute is a great social hang out and all the teachers are wanting the very best for you, they know their stuff and are interested in you succeeding. Have enjoyable activities every week.” – Jessika from West Jordan, UT

“…Southern Serves the community, while remaining humble. Southern also encourages healthy living, which promotes better health. Most importantly, their are lots of resources for strong academic success.” – Aaron from Collegedale, TN

“…Your basic college, very affordable with great professors. Good for getting started, and I recommend using this as a starter college if you plan to transfer. Be patient with the registrar! ” – A Student from Nevada

“…cofo is a fantastic college. it has small class sizes, professor availability, and hands on education. the campus is user friendly.” – Mike

“…Love how affordable it is to attend here and how easy it is to get the needed financial aid to have everything covered. I attend on-line and have found that the classes are easy to understand and the requirements for the classes are easy to fulfill. ” – SM from, OH

“…They are a great school, with one on one teacher assistance. I love it being local and to have classes that work around my busy life. The smaller classes make it easier to interact with the professor and other students. All questions I have had, were...” – Tina from Holland, IN

“…Community really have a great team. They really take the time out to help you move forward in your future career and there courses is really great.” – Cassandra from Philadelphia, PA

“…i would rate it an 8 it so far seems like a good school. teacher's and support plus all options available for help are the best, definitely help many students in many ways. i think i will enjoy my first years here.” – Ashley from Ridgefield, WA

“…The professors at JCCC are outstanding, especially in the Mathematics and Science departments. Each professor I've come into contact with has taken an interest in my personal journey as well as other students in the classroom, and has gone above and...” – Kristian from Spring Hill, KS

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“…on a scale from one to ten, i would rate bunker hill community college a 10. i love the learning dynamic as well as the cultural values it up holds. ” – Tatyana from Cambridge, MA

“…good for those seeking mntc courses. small class sizes. decent selection of courses.” – Tyler from Minneapolis, MN

“…the campus is beautiful and clean. the staff and teachers are nice and friendly. i like attending classes at estrella mountain community college.” – Faye from Phoenix, AZ

“…Snow College is a fantastic school to start your college path. I love the small classes and campus. I Would recommend this school to anyone getting ready to attend college. ” – Amanda from North Logan, UT

“…Nicholls State University is an outstanding University. My college experience here has been amazing. I have learned who I really am and also what I want to do for the rest of my life. ” – Ashley from Baldwin, LA

“…schoolcraft has wonderful teachers, classes and people. everyone makes you feel welcome and on equal ground when you first start. people don't judge you there.” – Meridith from Dearborn Heights, MI

Triton College
River Grove, IL

“…I would give Triton college an over all B grade. It is a small school good for students who are unsure of their future goals and dreams. It is a stepping stone on the way to our futures. ” – Kathryn from Elmwood Park, IL

“…they have very helpful instructors and they will do anything they can to help you succeed in class. the campus is well kept and very big with great facilitys. i love uaa because everyone there, including students, will help you in anyway they can.” – Lucinda from Palmer, AK

“…Exceptional value. Going to CMC to first obtain my Associate's degree was a strategic option for me as a student pursuing a degree in neuroscience. I took high-level classes, including Physics and Chemistry, and I feel I received a better education...” – Grace from Vail, CO

“…Attending Joliet Junior College is the best decision I have ever made. The Professors there have given me motivation, belief in myself and the desire to contribute all I can to this world. My life has a new meaning since attending JJC.” – Linda from Joliet, IL

“…i have found all teachers to come across clear and respectful without presumptions of any one student. also most teachers provide an accurate schedule of quizzes, exam, and homework's due dates and a brief summary of the way their grade charts work....” – Kiara from Seattle, WA

“…ATC really care about there students. The teachers will work one on one if you need it. This school will also work with your work schedule.” – LaTanya from Atlanta, GA

“…Baker College provides students with the materials and the support that they need to be successful at furthering their education. The environment is clean and comfortable to be in. If i was asked to rate Baker College on a scale of one to ten, I...” – Lakeisha from Saginaw, MI

“…A school where the faculty cares about the students. Class sizes are small and tuition is low. This school is a great value when compared to the larger state universities!” – Eddie from CO

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“…very personable and small classes. experienced teachers. world class learning.” – Seth from Cedar Rapids, IA

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“…Cape Fear Community College is great to work with, provides excellent teachers, and has two great campuses. In the heart of Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College is surrounded by great places to relax and spend time.” – Stephen from Newport, NC

“…ecc is very open to accepting people and helping all of their students. ” – Danielle from Elgin, IL

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX

“…del mar has great teachers who really care about education. the hometown atmosphere is amazing. this college is very affordable!” – Sara from Ingleside, TX

“…Bucks is a great college for students of all education levels. Bucks has flexible class times, and they also have a lot of choices. Staff are always available to assist with any questions. ” – Jason from Bensalem, PA

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“…As a high school Senior I have advanced my ranking with the help of Kilgore College dual credit courses from 17 to now ranked 4th in my graduating class, graduation May 25th. Kilgore College's help line and staff have been there to make any...” – Kadi from Gladewater, TX

“…Spokane Community College is the first stepping stone to a great future. Their resources and faculty are highly regarded by many students as exceptional.” – Yolonde from Spokane Valley, WA

“…I love the small campus. I feel like I belong here!” – Rachel from Arkport, NY

“…great place to start. they have wonderful professors who care about you. a caring staff who is there to help you. ” – TRAMAR from Southampton, NY

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“…Arizona Western College is a great place to achieve your educational goal. It is a college with great opportunities for students. It can help you achieve your eductional plan to be very successful. ” – Iliana from Yuma, AZ

“…Great location of a main highway, close to shopping and dining. Clean and inviting environment, open to new ideas. I enjoy the school for the simple things, like the teachers knowing your name and the open door policy.” – Natishah from Florissant, MO

“…edmonds community college has a beautiful, homey campus. everyone here is friendly, welcoming, and it doesn't take long to feel like home on campus. the professors genuinely care about their student success, and create a positive learning atmosphere....” – Megan from Lynnwood, WA

“…The campus is very neat and clean. When walking around, it stays quiet and isn't bustling with tons of students. The faculty is extremely helpful and informative.” – Tyler from Phoenix, AZ

“…I haven't taken any classes, only online. The experiences that I had going to the school were horrible, I could never get straight answers on anything. ” – Heather from River Ridge, LA

“…GRCC is a good all around community college to attend with a great staff and diverse student base. It's very easy once you finally are enrolled to choose classes or even set-up a counselor visit. If your interested in transferring from GRCC to a four...” – Tyler

“…mcc is an amazing school. the instructors are very helpful and want to help students succeed. the design and decor of the institute is beautiful. there are man places to relax and get your work done, with help or alone.” – Hector from Bristol, CT

“…this college is one of kind. helpful advisers and great selection of classes. would be my first pick any day!!” – Alicia from Tennessee Ridge, TN

“…i have not taken any classes at chattahoochee technical college, but so far i have really enjoyed the staff they go out of their way to make you feel at home. i love how all the fees are included into your tuition. ” – Lacey from Cartersville, GA

“…This school has so many science buildings! The campus is clean and beautiful and so huge! I am so excited to start attending here!” – Carly from Jacksonville, NC

“…this college is one of the best colleges out there for some one who is not to excited to go back to school. this school has short corse. it is an amazing place every one is extremely nice and you really do learn about what you love. ” – Joseph from Zelienople, PA

“…hocking is a wonderful school, especially for nursing students. i chose this school because they have a one hundred percent passing rate on their bar exams. i would choose this school all over again if i had to redo it. ” – Amber from Lancaster, OH

“…So far this school has been great with getting me in and heading down the right pathway. My teachers are very helpful and always willing to be available for extra help. Counselors are always checking in with me and giving me suggestions along the way...” – Emily from Port Orchard, WA

“…I love the classes that they offer at Newbury College. The size of the school is small, which means all my teacher know more about me. The location of the school is perfect.” – Karina from Cromwell, CT

“…Professional and resourceful staff. All information taught in class is accurate and applicable in today's world. Online classes have adequate study information, just as good as attending class!” – Susana from Seminole, TX

“…Lee College's Honors Program is one of the top programs in the nation. Lee College continues to make academic history. Lee College is diverse, helpful, and will provide a stable foundation for the rest of my life.” – Hai from Baytown, TX

“…Responsible, Scholarly, Trustworthy” – Meghann from Huntersville, NC

“…Love this University because it caters to it's students as far as the advisers going out of their way to help in anyway they can. We have the best meal plan in the country due to the culinary that run the many choice on-campus restaurants. The...” – Ryan from Harwich, MA

“…It was a no brainer that I would be attending MCCC before I went to North Carolina. The campus is so clean and welcoming. Also every single person that works there helps students out the best way they can. I am so thankful to have had people help me...” – Melissa from Souderton, PA

“…Mercer County Community College is good school to start off, finishing or continuing your education. Good reason to go to Mercer County Community College because its affordable and they challenge students to go farther. I rated Mercer County...” – Foster from Hamilton, NJ

“…i really like going to school at csi because the class sizes and its a small campus but still a lot of people. i can get help one on one if needed by the teacher and or tutor. its amazing school and i will hate to leave when i have to transfer...” – Theran from Middleton, ID

“…Community college with a small, private school feel. Not your typical community college!” – Stacy from Council Bluffs, IA

“…I am a student at Alvin community college, and I love being one.ACC has been ranked in the top 10 % twice in a row, I m glad something like this is only a mile away from my home. ” – Shayan from Alvin, TX

“…Lorain County Community College is an excellent stepping stone for those who want to save money while getting a good start in they're college education. A year or two here will prepare you for whatever future you choose, whether its continuing your...” – Mariah from Lorain, OH

“…Staff is very welcoming and helpful. Curriculum is clearly outlined. Beautiful school grounds.” – H

“…greenville technical college is a great school that is on par with any four year institution. at greenville tech you get a professional degree with real world experience that anyone can take to the job right out of school. greenville tech is...” – Taylor from Marietta, SC

“…Affordable Valuable Education Knowledgeable Professors ” – Natallia from Frederick, MD

“…Massasoit is a great school to start you on your college journey. You save money and can get all your general courses out of the way. Some of my best professors were at Massasoit.” – MD from Randolph, MA

“…ECC is a large community college with good class sizes. I feel I can learn better here than at a university. The programs are endless and even traveling to other campuses is simple.” – Ana from Buffalo, NY

“…Henry Ford Community college is a very diverse school with many different ethnicities. I believe it is a wonderful learning experience because there are so many different cultures bringing their own experiences and life lessons to the classroom. It...” – Kayla from Allen Park, MI

“…I previously attended Trident Technical College. I chose Trident again because of the quality and commitment from faculty that I received the last time I attended. I am in a transfer program and on course.” – Kathy from Summerville, SC

“…Online classes at an accredited college is an important part of my busy life. Illinois Central College has been a great way for me to attend college while working and taking care of my growing family. I would give ICC a high rating in quality and...” – Wendy from Mason City, IL

“…North Shore Community college is a grate school to begin you academic career. They offer a MASS Transfer benefit that is worth looking into. You can cut 2 years of course work out (transfer as a junior) if you continue to a four year state college...” – Christen from Saugus, MA

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“…i believe that this school is on it's way to becoming a better college. there is a lot of things the school is behind on. the staff are often understanding and kind.” – Jessica from Somerset, KY

“…Campus was beautiful and well maintained. Classrooms were up to date and clean. Met with department head and he took me on a tour and answered all of my questions.” – Sawyer from Sanford, NC

“…Supportive, caring staff, extensive resources, excellent tutoring center, writing help center, math help desk, math support center, Physics and chemistry help desk and study sessions. LBCC's Remotely operated vehicle club is world renown, creating a...” – Coquille from Albany, OR

“…The layout of campus is easy to navigate. The teachers seem nice. Admissions Office was helpful.” – Georgeann from Fayetteville, NC

“…St. Philip's community college is a great school to attend your first two years of college. The staff and teachers really care about the students and will do everything they can to help you be successful. I'm so glad chose to attend St. Philip's...” – Janielle

“…skagit valley college is a great opportunity to explore how college life is. the teachers are very helpful and answer any questions that one may have. the class sizes are small which makes it easier to interact with others.” – Kaitlin from Stanwood, WA

“…Milwaukee Area Technical College is very student orientated and helpful with hands-on experience regarding your program. MATC, with all four campuses, serves Milwaukee by offering a variety of technical programs that will prepare us students for the...” – Willmar from Milwaukee, WI

“…the best college that recognizes exceptional academic capability,nurture and rewards it.instructors are friendly and willing to help you achieve your academic/career goals. resources like library and ilc enhanced the conduciveness of the learning...” – Samuel from Apex, NC

“…Good Community College. Nice small campus, easy to navigate. Small class size and lots of personal attention from instructors.” – Michelle from Norton, OH

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“…The college overall is average. Teachers thus far have been great. Financial Aide department could use some more organization.” – Amanda from Myrtle Beach, SC

“…It is an amazing school, that only has its best interest for it's students. There are always opportunities for us to advance with both social and learning skills. I am proud to say I attend Niagara County Community College!” – Rebecca