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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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Purdue University Global Annual Tuition $11,581 - $16,246 Recommend Rate 38% (58 reviews)
170 Programs, 1 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AASBA - Hospitality Management
Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,691 - $27,372 Recommend Rate 88% (279 reviews)
187 Programs, 1 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Business - Food Industry Management
Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $13,365 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
55 Programs, 2 in Culinary Arts (view all)
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  • BS - Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
  • BS - Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
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Campuses: Akron
Annual Tuition $18,801 Recommend Rate 100% (13 reviews)
Campuses: Anchorage
Annual Tuition $19,494 Recommend Rate 71% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Fairbanks, Nome
Annual Tuition $19,183 Recommend Rate 88% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Lancaster
Annual Tuition $11,100 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Cincinnati, Batavia
Annual Tuition $27,334 Recommend Rate 91% (58 reviews)
Campuses: Blue Ash
Annual Tuition $14,808 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Kahului
Annual Tuition $8,294 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Missoula
Annual Tuition $24,943 Recommend Rate 91% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Las Vegas
Annual Tuition $21,853 Recommend Rate 86% (36 reviews)
Campuses: Durham
Annual Tuition $32,637 Recommend Rate 86% (21 reviews)
Campuses: Ranchos de Taos
Annual Tuition $4,854 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Florence
Annual Tuition $15,128 Recommend Rate 100% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Austin
Annual Tuition $36,744 Recommend Rate 92% (63 reviews)
Campuses: Orem
Annual Tuition $16,066 Recommend Rate 93% (29 reviews)
Campuses: Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park
Annual Tuition $9,383 Recommend Rate 86% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Henderson, Louisburg, Creedmoor, Warrenton
Annual Tuition $6,556 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Vernon
Annual Tuition $6,600 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Vincennes
Annual Tuition $13,567 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Richmond
Annual Tuition $22,600 Recommend Rate 32% (118 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition $22,600 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Roanoke
Annual Tuition $11,156 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Raleigh, Cary
Annual Tuition $8,912 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Walla Walla
Annual Tuition $5,955 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Hanceville
Annual Tuition $6,582 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Morristown, Greeneville, Sevierville, Tazewell
Annual Tuition $16,392 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Takoma Park
Annual Tuition $23,400 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Calais
Annual Tuition $7,272 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Chipley
Annual Tuition $4,017 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ann Arbor
Annual Tuition $5,304 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Waco
Annual Tuition $4,974 Recommend Rate Add Review

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