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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.

Culinary Schools

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The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Culinary Arts (BA), Culinary Arts (AS), Culinary Arts (C) and more.
  • Indianapolis: 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Draper: 121 West Election Road Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020
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Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
Certificate in Culinary Arts, DIP-Culinary Arts, DIP-Pastry Arts and more.
  • Mobile: 3725 Airport Blvd., Ste. 165 Mobile, AL 36608
  • Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Keiser University Campus
Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
Culinary Arts, AS, Baking And Pastry Arts, AS, and more.
  • Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309
  • Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts
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.
Culinary Arts, Professional Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and more.
  • Austin: 6020-B Dillard Circle Austin, TX 78752
  • Boulder: 637 S. Broadway Boulder, CO 80305

Branford Hall Career Institute
Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.
Culinary Arts, and more.
  • Springfield: 189 Brookdale Drive Springfield, MA 01104

Platt College Oklahoma
Pursue your education with Platt College Oklahoma.
A.S. - Culinary Arts, Diploma - Pastry Arts, and more.
  • Tulsa: 3801 S Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 74145
  • Oklahoma City: 201 N Eastern Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73160

Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
Diploma in Pastry Arts, and more.
  • Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Culinary Institute of Virginia
Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.
Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Food Service Management and more.
  • Norfolk: 2428 Almeda Avenue Norfolk, VA 23513
  • Newport News: 11850 Merchants Walk, Suite 100 Newport News, VA 23606

Star Career Academy
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.
Professional Pastry and Baking Arts, Professional Cooking, Commercial Cooking and more.
  • Syosset: 125 Michael Dr. Syosset, NY 11791
  • Newark: 550 Broad St. , 3rd Floor Newark, NJ 07102

The International Culinary Center
Get hands-on training with The International Culinary Center.
Certificate in Intensive Sommelier Training, Certificate in Classic Culinary Arts, Certificate in Classic Culinary Arts plus Farm-to-Table and more.
  • Campbell: 700 West Hamilton Avenue Suite 300 Campbell, CA 95008

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