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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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Arizona State University $15,691 - $27,372 86% (346 reviews)
242 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)
122 Programs, 3 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Caterer
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Guest Service Agent
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Campuses: Cedar City
$335 Add Review
Campuses: Fairview
$1,260 Add Review
Campuses: Ocala
$1,686 Add Review
Campuses: Oklahoma City
$1,770 Add Review
Campuses: Poteau
$1,881 Add Review
Campuses: Afton
$1,969 Add Review
Campuses: Pryor
$1,969 Add Review
Campuses: Stillwater
$1,996 Add Review
Campuses: Las Vegas
$2,426 Add Review
Campuses: Ponca City
$2,625 Add Review
Campuses: Fort Cobb
$2,725 Add Review
Campuses: Clarksdale
$2,803 Add Review
Campuses: Pensacola
$2,874 Add Review
Campuses: Muskogee
$3,000 Add Review
Campuses: Milton
$3,124 Add Review
Campuses: Fort Walton Beach
$3,204 Add Review
Campuses: Enid
$3,270 Add Review
Campuses: La Puente
$3,300 Add Review
Campuses: Live Oak
$3,379 Add Review
Campuses: Winter Garden
$3,422 Add Review
Campuses: Miami
$3,491 Add Review
Campuses: Baytown
$3,520 Add Review
Campuses: Houston, Katy, Stafford, Missouri City
$3,756 Add Review
Campuses: Inverness
$3,792 Add Review
Campuses: Seattle
$3,795 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Durant
$3,874 Add Review
Campuses: Alvin
$3,878 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Miami Lakes
$3,935 Add Review
Campuses: Clearwater
$3,942 Add Review
Campuses: Saint Petersburg
$3,942 Add Review

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