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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% (56 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 87% (278 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)
Campuses: Online
  • BS - Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
  • BS - Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
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Campuses: Kenmore
Annual Tuition $25,455 Recommend Rate 40% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Tacoma
Annual Tuition $10,095 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Baton Rouge
Annual Tuition $8,299 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Bellingham
Annual Tuition $4,387 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Paramus
Annual Tuition $8,338 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pittsfield
Annual Tuition $10,828 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $12,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Prestonsburg
Annual Tuition $13,800 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Janesville
Annual Tuition $6,312 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Martinsburg
Annual Tuition $7,296 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Greenville
Annual Tuition $16,500 Recommend Rate 100% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $8,589 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Boston
Annual Tuition $52,082 Recommend Rate 91% (35 reviews)
Campuses: Boston
Annual Tuition $52,082 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $13,980 - $15,380 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Bohemia, Albany, Amityville
Annual Tuition $11,250 - $16,357 Recommend Rate 28% (80 reviews)
Campuses: Fall River
Annual Tuition $9,600 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Lincroft
Annual Tuition $7,911 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Newtown
Annual Tuition $11,858 Recommend Rate 50% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Boston
Annual Tuition $9,168 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: El Dorado
Annual Tuition $5,070 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Butler, Cranberry Twp, New Castle, Hermitage
Annual Tuition $10,800 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Aptos
Annual Tuition $7,028 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Fort Cobb
Annual Tuition $2,725 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Hudson
Annual Tuition $8,652 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: West Barnstable
Annual Tuition $9,480 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw
Annual Tuition $8,892 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Cape Girardeau
Annual Tuition $13,662 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Morehead City
Annual Tuition $9,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Charleston
Annual Tuition $5,237 Recommend Rate Add Review

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