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Pursue Your Education at a Culinary Trade School
To pursue a career as a chef, you should learn how to prepare a variety of cuisine, create a menu, manage a staff, and sell your ideas. A chef is an artist and a business person at once, and must know how to source foods and prepare meals that appeal to the right audience.

Trade schools can be a great place to begin your culinary education, where you can gain a background in the culinary arts. Your education may include training on the plants, animals, and grains used to produce food, as well as nutrition, sanitation, business principles like accounting and management, and more.
Start Your Career in the Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
There are a number of career paths available to a culinary trade school graduate, including restaurant chef, pastry chef, and restaurant manager. Other careers include:

  • Executive chef
  • Catering chef
  • Catering manager
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Events manager

Most chefs typically work in restaurants or hotels, while others work for catering and events companies. Restaurant work usually involves long hours, late and early shifts, and weekend work. The culinary industry is usually very competitive, so a trade school education can be a good first step. Advanced training is generally required of all chef positions, but you can often qualify for management positions through direct experience.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities for chefs and cooks to grow by 11 percent through 2016. The median annual salary of a chef & head cooks in 2011 was $46,600 per year, with household cooks earning $31,080. Food service managers, like restaurant and catering managers, earned a median salary of $52,620.

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

Programs : Culinary Arts (BA), Culinary Arts (AS), Culinary Arts (C), and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

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

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

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

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

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

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

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

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

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

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

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

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

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

Campus Locations :

Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

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

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 :

Seattle: 360 Corporate Drive North Seattle, WA 98188

Chicago: 361 West Chestnut Chicago, IL 60610

Pasadena: 521 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101

Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234

Austin: 11400 Burnet Rd., Ste. 2100 Austin, TX 78758

Orlando: 8511 Commodity Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

Sacramento: 2450 Del Paso Road Sacramento, CA 95834

San Francisco: 625 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

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

Campus Locations :

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

Syosset: 125 Michael Dr. Syosset, NY 11791

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

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 :

Boulder: 637 S. Broadway Boulder, CO 80305

Austin: 6020-B Dillard Circle Austin, TX 78752

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Cooking & Catering, and more..

Campus Locations :

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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

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