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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 :

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

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

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

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

Houston: 10740 North Gessner Drive, Suite 190 Houston, TX 77064

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

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

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

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

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

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

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

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

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

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

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

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 :

Syosset: 125 Michael Dr. Syosset, NY 11791

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

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Cooking & Catering, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , PA 94404

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 :

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

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

Campus Locations :

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Baton Rouge: 9501 Cortana Pl. Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : AAS in Business Administration - Hospitality Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Get the hands-on training you need to launch a career in the culinary arts.

Programs : Culinary Fundamentals, Culinary Arts, Culinary Essentials, and more..

Campus Locations :

Saint Louis: 9811 South Forty Drive Saint Louis, MO 63124

Kansas City: 4131 N. Corrington Ave Kansas City, MO 64117

Cordova: 1245 N. Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

Programs : Culinary Arts Specialist, Culinary Arts Professional, Baking and Pastry Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Modesto: 5601 Stoddard Rd. Modesto, CA 95356

Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare, legal and skilled trades.

Programs : Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Pontiac: 440 N. Telegraph Pontiac, MI 48341

Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

Programs : Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Food Service Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Newport News: 11850 Merchants Walk, Suite 100 Newport News, VA 23606

Norfolk: 2428 Almeda Avenue Norfolk, VA 23513

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