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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), Baking & Pastry (AS), and more..

Campus Locations :

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

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

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

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

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

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

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

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

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

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

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

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

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

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

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

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

Campus Locations :

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

Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Richmond: 7200 Midlothian Tpke. Richmond, VA 23225

Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

Greensboro: 3740 S. Holden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406

Greenville: 78 Global Dr., Ste. 200 Greenville, SC 29607

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

Programs : Caterer, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

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

Programs : Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle - Certificate in Patisserie and Baking, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Sacramento - Certificate in Patisserie and Baking, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas - Certificate in Patisserie and Baking, and more..

Campus Locations :

Pasadena: 521 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101

Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234

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

Chicago: 361 West Chestnut Chicago, IL 60610

Seattle: 360 Corporate Drive North Seattle, WA 98188

San Francisco: 625 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Sacramento: 2450 Del Paso Road Sacramento, CA 95834

Hollywood: 3221 Enterprise Way Hollywood, FL 33025

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

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

Campus Locations :

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

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Melbourne: 900 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

Get your culinary career cooking at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Programs : Techniques and Art of Professional Cake Decorating, Pastry & Baking Arts, Techniques and Art of Professional Bread Baking, and more..

Campus Locations :

New York: 50 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10010

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

Cordova: 1245 N. Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

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

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

Campus Locations :

Modesto: 5601 Stoddard Rd. Modesto, CA 95356

Clovis: 564 W. Herndon Ave. Clovis, CA 93612

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