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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
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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: Cypress
$6,154 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Tampa
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Campuses: Clifton Forge
$10,541 Add Review
Campuses: Danville
$7,775 Add Review
Campuses: Kaysville
$4,260 Add Review
Campuses: Daytona Beach, DeLand
$11,998 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Corpus Christi
$4,938 Add Review
Campuses: Dover, Georgetown, Wilmington
$11,372 100% (1 review)
Campuses: New Orleans
$8,368 Add Review
Campuses: Denmark
$9,450 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, <span class='has-tip' title='... Des Moines, Ames, Perry'>...
$9,060 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Pleasant Hill
$8,424 Add Review
Campuses: River Forest
$32,530 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Roseville, Farmington Hills, Madison Heights, Saginaw, <span class='has-tip' title='... Southgate, Pontiac, Wayne, Lansing, Detroit'>...
$15,936 - $21,706 26% (39 reviews)
Campuses: Philadelphia
$52,002 79% (38 reviews)
Campuses: Union
$4,896 Add Review
Campuses: Decatur
$4,890 Add Review
Campuses: Scooba
$6,240 Add Review
Campuses: Thatcher
$11,250 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Cocoa
$9,739 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Davenport
$7,104 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Bangor
$6,507 Add Review
Campuses: Portales
$11,788 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Ruidoso
$4,132 Add Review
Campuses: Ramsey, Nutley, Paterson, Hackensack
$14,832 - $16,252 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Newport News, Manassas, Richmond, Glen Allen, <span class='has-tip' title='... Virginia Beach, Roanoke'>...
$15,051 48% (130 reviews)
Campuses: Lynnwood
$9,177 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Milan
$8,900 Add Review
Campuses: Dallas
$5,220 50% (4 reviews)
Campuses: El Paso
$4,522 33% (3 reviews)

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