Culinary Arts Schools, Online Degrees and Programs

When it comes to working in the culinary industry, it takes more than a love of cooking and baking to succeed. When you enroll in a culinary arts certificate or degree program, you receive training in skills that apply across the industry. Whether you plan on working in a four-star restaurant, caf?, hotel, resort, family restaurant, or as a private chef, your culinary arts classes will cover the essentials in baking, pastry, catering, beverages, menu planning, and the business side of the kitchen.

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Programs:
  • Associate of Science in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

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For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.


Locations:  Sarasota, FL Melbourne, FL
Programs:
  • Culinary Arts

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Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited two-year college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a focus on keeping higher education affordable and accessible to our immediate community, Lackawanna draws 80 percent of its student population right from our own region.

With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, and Towanda.


Locations:  Scranton, PA
Programs:
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Culinary & Restaurant Management

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L'Ecole Culinaire can train you for an exciting and rewarding career in the culinary industry. Get real-world experience with our ten-week internships.
Locations:  Cordova, TN Kansas City, MO Saint Louis, MO
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How to Prepare for a Career in the Culinary Arts

At the start, many culinary artists begin at the bottom, working as prep helpers, servers, or line cooks. Like you, most aspire to hold cooking roles as Master Chef, Sommelier, Rotisseur, Executive Chef, or Catering Manager. You can get there from here by building hands-on experience while attending your culinary arts degree program. You integrate the skills you learn in classes with your professional work, qualifying as you go for advancement.

Education Requirements for Culinary Arts Careers

Two- and four-year culinary arts degree programs provide the essential training in mastering the kitchen. Working chefs may return to school for classes in hospitality or restaurant management to quality for advancement.

Salary Range and Job Outlook for Culinary Arts

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports a median 2008 annual salary of $38,770 for chefs and head cooks, with top-end wages at $66,680. The BLS predicts good job prospects for the 2008-2018 decade, but competition will be keen for positions at upscale restaurants.

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