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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 (D), Art of Cooking (AS), Baking & Pastry (AS), and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

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

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

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

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 :

Syosset: 125 Michael Dr. Syosset, NY 11791

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 Orlando - Diploma in Culinary Arts (Spanish Version), Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago - Certificate in Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Orlando: 8511 Commodity Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

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

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

Las Vegas: 1451 Center Crossings Las Vegas, NV 89144

San Francisco: 625 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Chicago: 361 West Chestnut Chicago, IL 60610

Sacramento: 2450 Del Paso Road Sacramento, CA 95834

Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234

Pasadena: 521 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101

Seattle: 360 Corporate Drive North Seattle, WA 98188

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, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

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

Get hands-on training from professional chefs at Lincoln Culinary Institute.

Programs : Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

You can fire up a new career with help from Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts . We offer three programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts, pastry arts, as well as a chef track.

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

Campus Locations :

Austin: 6020-B Dillard Circle Austin, TX 78752

Boulder: 637 S. Broadway, Ste. H Boulder, CO 80305

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 :

Norfolk: 2428 Almeda Avenue Norfolk, VA 23513

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

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