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Culinary Schools in Virginia

Virginia schools in culinary arts can help you whip up a satisfying career in kitchens across the Commonwealth. Have you always wanted to operate your own restaurant? Earning a culinary management degree can get you on your way. Maybe you're dead-set on mastering dessert pastry or bread baking? Many culinary arts schools in Virginia offer a wide range of programs leading to degrees, certificates, and diplomas in those areas and many more. To supplement the instruction portion of programs, schools often provide hands-on training and help students find internships working in local kitchens.

Graduates of Virginia schools in culinary arts take their places in restaurants, cafes, hotels, corporate kitchens, cruise ships, inns, and resorts. The amount of time it takes to graduate depends on the specifics of your degree or certificate program. Some programs can be competed in as little as 18 months. Associate degrees typically take two years to complete. Management courses can prepare you to lead dining operations in hotels, restaurants, health care facilities, and schools.

Your school may offer a combination of training in regional and local Virginia cuisine, continental cooking, Italian, Southwest, Asian, East coast seafood, or Southern cooking. You may want to focus on wine, spirits, and beverage management.

Wages and Jobs for Graduates of Virginia Schools in Culinary Arts

There were 297,650 people working in the dining professions in Virginia in 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also reports a mean 2009 annual income of $20,890 in Virginia across the culinary arts. The mean wage for chefs and head cooks was $51,730. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving personnel earned $32,320.

At the top of the profession, food service managers earned a mean annual wage of $55,610 in 2009. You can enter the management field by pursing your undergraduate or graduate degree in hospitality and tourism management.

Whether your passion is in cooking or leading a restaurant staff to success, culinary arts schools in Virginia can prepare you for dining excellence.


This list also contains online schools that accept students from Virginia
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The Art Institutes system of schools
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Culinary Arts (AS), Culinary Arts (D), Baking & Pastry (D) and more.
  • Virginia Beach: 4500 Main Street Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
DIP-Culinary Arts, DIP-Pastry Arts, and more.
  • Richmond: 7200 Midlothian Tpke. Richmond, VA 23225

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

Stratford Career Institute
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Cooking and Catering, and more.
  • : , PA 94404

Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
AAS in Business Administration - Hospitality Management, and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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