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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)
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: Fairbanks, Nome
$19,183 89% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Lancaster
$11,100 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Cincinnati, Batavia
$27,334 92% (61 reviews)
Campuses: Blue Ash
$14,808 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Kahului
$8,294 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Missoula
$24,943 92% (13 reviews)
Campuses: Las Vegas
$21,853 84% (43 reviews)
Campuses: Durham
$32,637 88% (24 reviews)
Campuses: Ranchos de Taos
$4,854 Add Review
Campuses: Florence
$15,128 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Austin
$36,744 94% (78 reviews)
Campuses: Orem
$16,066 94% (31 reviews)
Campuses: Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park
$9,383 60% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Henderson, Louisburg, Creedmoor, Warrenton
$6,556 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Vernon
$6,600 Add Review
Campuses: Vincennes
$13,567 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Richmond
$22,600 32% (118 reviews)
Campuses: Online
$22,600 0% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Roanoke
$11,156 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Raleigh, Cary
$8,912 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Walla Walla
$5,955 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Hanceville
$6,582 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Morristown, Greeneville, Sevierville, Tazewell
$16,392 Add Review
Campuses: Takoma Park
$23,400 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Calais
$7,272 Add Review
Campuses: Chipley
$4,017 Add Review
Campuses: Ann Arbor
$5,304 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Waco
$4,974 Add Review
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Campuses: Wheeling
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