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Accredited Colleges Offering Culinary Arts Degrees

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Culinary artists, also sometimes known as culinarians, work in a wide variety of environments, all of them focused on the craft of creating beautiful and delicious food. Such professionals include experts like chefs, cooks, restaurant managers, bakers and caterers. Chefs and head cooks are typically charged with the responsibility of making sure that their fellow chefs are cooking quickly and properly, and they lead their culinary environment by their depth of culinary technique, impressive level of creativity, extensive food savvy, and consistent expertise in putting out satisfying and aesthetically pleasing plates.

Traditional kitchens have system of rank imported from the culinary traditions of France. At the top of the heap is the executive chef, or the chef de cuisine; these are the top professionals in the kitchen for whom diners come to the restaurant, and these chefs sometimes even have their own television shows or other celebrity ventures. At the bottom of the ranking are the line cooks and chefs de garde manger, the professionals who actually do the cooking duties. Other positions that center in the culinary world include food writers, food photographers, culinary entrepreneurs, and teachers in the culinary arts.

The educational path for a career in the culinary arts almost always involves culinary school as a training ground in the techniques necessary to get brilliant work done. Food writers, photographers, managers, and entrepreneurs may opt to earn a bachelor's or master's in a relevant field first, and then later proceed to polish their education with courses in culinary school. Yet another pathway into this career field is through experience and learning on the job. This is most effective for those who begin in the culinary field at an early age. The job outlook for careers in the culinary arts naturally varies depending on the particular demands of the position. But chefs and head cooks, to provide an example, will not be experiencing immense growth in terms of the number of available posts in the future.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Culinary Arts Degrees
Partner Colleges Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
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Arizona State University $15,691 - $27,372 86% (346 reviews)
245 Programs, 1 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Business - Food Industry Management
Johnson & Wales University-Online $13,365 100% (4 reviews)
68 Programs, 2 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS - Baking and Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
  • BS - Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
Penn Foster Career School Not Provided 46% (145 reviews)
123 Programs, 3 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Caterer
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Guest Service Agent
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Campuses: Richmond
$22,600 32% (118 reviews)
Campuses: Online
$22,600 0% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Williamsport
$23,280 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Takoma Park
$23,400 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Grand Prairie
$12,950 - $33,939 21% (247 reviews)
Campuses: Philadelphia
$23,550 Add Review
Campuses: Austin
$23,900 - $23,982 Add Review
Campuses: Boulder
$23,900 - $23,982 Add Review
Campuses: Missoula
$24,943 92% (13 reviews)
Campuses: Adrian, Jackson
$25,932 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Harrisburg
$26,222 Add Review
Campuses: La Plume
$26,670 Add Review
Campuses: Chicago
$26,700 Add Review
Campuses: Cincinnati, Batavia
$27,334 92% (61 reviews)
Campuses: Paul Smiths
$27,621 Add Review
Campuses: Columbia
$31,475 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Charlotte
$31,508 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Denver
$31,508 100% (1 review)
Campuses: North Miami
$31,508 Add Review
Campuses: Providence
$31,508 86% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Hyde Park
$31,616 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Oklahoma City, Lawton, Moore, Tulsa
$30,020 - $34,020 Add Review
Campuses: York, Lancaster, Altoona
$32,074 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: River Forest
$32,530 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Durham
$32,637 88% (24 reviews)
Campuses: Union Grove
$33,100 Add Review
Campuses: New York
$33,127 Add Review
Campuses: New York
$33,773 Add Review
Campuses: Brookline
$34,470 Add Review
Campuses: Austin
$36,744 94% (78 reviews)

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