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Cook Up a Great Career with Classes at Chef Training School

Has the wild popularity of television chef shows and chef celebrities motivated you to become a chef? The chef job market is growing: many working families are too busy to do their own cooking these days and prefer to eat out. With the right kind of training classes or courses and one of the many available culinary degrees, you could create a very satisfying career.

Becoming a chef takes more than just a love of cooking. It takes training and restaurant experience--and the way to get restaurant experience is to get the right training first. Your courses may take anywhere from 9 months (certificate or diploma) to 2 years (associate's degree), 4 years (bachelor's degree), or a year or two longer (master's degree). Culinary degrees are offered at countless vocational and technical schools, community colleges, and universities across the country.

  • A certificate or diploma can help you land a restaurant job
  • A bachelor's or master's degree can prepare you for an executive chef or restaurant manager position. (Executive chefs are the gods of the kitchen, while restaurant managers coordinate kitchen, dining room, and banquet operations in large hotels and resorts.)

Chef Training School: The Key Ingredient of a Satisfying Chef Career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2006 there were about 115,000 chefs and head cooks. That number is predicted to rise by 8 percent--between 2006 and 2016. Chefs' and head cooks' median annual earnings in 2008 were $38,770, while food service managers earned $46,320.

Whatever your culinary aspirations, getting the right training and earning an appropriate degree could set you apart from your competition.

Chef Training Schools
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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Art of Cooking (C), Art of Cooking (D), Culinary Arts (BA), and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Charlotte: Three LakePointe Plaza 2110 Water Ridge Parkway Charlotte, NC 28217

San Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108

Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Santa Ana: 3601 West Sunflower Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92704

Sacramento: 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Portland: 1122 N.W. Davis Street Portland, OR 97209

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Durham: 410 Blackwell St. Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

San Antonio: 1000 IH - 10 West Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78230

Austin: 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78728

Nashville: 100 Centerview Dr. Suite 250 Nashville, TN 37214

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tucson: 5099 E. Grant Rd. Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85712

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Houston: River Oaks Plaza 4140 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77027

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Draper: 121 West Election Road Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Cincinnati: 8845 Governors Hill Drive Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45249

Atlanta: 6600 Peach Tree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328

Tampa: Parkside at Tampa Bay Park 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33614

Indianapolis: 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Virginia Beach: 4500 Main Street Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Fort Lauderdale: 1799 S.E. 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

Milwaukee: 320 East Buffalo Street Suite 100 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Saint Charles: 1520 South Fifth Street Suite 107 St. Charles Saint Charles, MO 63303

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Cooking & Catering, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , PA 94404

Star Career Academy - the career school of choice. What makes us unique, and unlike other trade schools, is the dedication of our staff to provide performance-based occupational training.

Programs : Professional Cooking, Commercial Cooking, Professional Pastry and Baking Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Philadelphia: 2371 Welsh Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19114

Syosset: 125 Michael Dr. Syosset, NY 11791

New York: 154 West 14th St. New York, NY 10011

Newark: 550 Broad St. , 3rd Floor Newark, NJ 07102

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Programs : Caterer, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Culinary Arts, AS, Baking And Pastry Arts, AS, and more..

Campus Locations :

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309

Get hands-on training with Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America.

Programs : Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco- Certificate in Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Sacramento - Certificate in Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale - Certificate in Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scottsdale: 8100 East Camelback Rd Suite 1001 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Seattle: 360 Corporate Drive North Seattle, WA 98188

Sacramento: 2450 Del Paso Road Sacramento, CA 95834

Las Vegas: 1451 Center Crossings Las Vegas, NV 89144

San Francisco: 625 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Hollywood: 3221 Enterprise Way Hollywood, FL 33025

Portland: 600 SW 10th Avenue Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Chicago: 361 West Chestnut Chicago, IL 60610

Pasadena: 521 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101

Saint Paul: 1315 Mendota Heights Road Saint Paul, MN 55120

Tucker: 1927 Lakeside Parkway Tucker, GA 30084

Saint Peters: 7989 Veterans Memorial Parkway Saint Peters, MO 63376

Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234

Turn your culinary passion into developed career skills at The Chef’s Academy.

Programs : Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Indianapolis: 644 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

Helping creative minds bring their ideas to life.

Programs : Hotel & Restaurant Management (BS), Culinary Management (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Enrich your life and advance your career with a liberal arts education from Salter College.

Programs : Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

West Boylston: 184 West Boylston St. West Boylston, MA 01583

Pursue your education with Platt College Oklahoma.

Programs : A.S. - Culinary Arts, Diploma - Pastry Arts, B.S. – Hospitality & Restaurant Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Oklahoma City: 2727 W Memorial Road Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Tulsa: 3801 S Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 74145

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