Culinary Schools and Colleges

Culinary Schools
Colleges and Schools Listed
691
Culinary schools usually offer training programs that range from just a few months to 2 or more years in length.

Although line preparation and short-order cooks typically have on-the-job training, chefs and other advanced cooking positions usually require some sort of formal training from cooking schools or culinary degree programs.

The best culinary schools teach their students not only about the art of food preparation, baking, broiling, and pastry making, but also offer business training for those students who are interested in opening their own restaurants.

The top culinary arts programs offered in the country are both French and Italian culinary school degree programs, as these typically require the most specialized training.

Average Tuition Per Year
$15,400
Most culinary schools graduates have little trouble finding employment after graduation and typically start as a line or Sous chef. Salary ranges and expected wages for students graduating from culinary school is typically between $36,660 and $46,450 per year directly out of school.

We have detialed information about 691 schools offering culinary programs. Narrow your search to find colleges granting certificates, associate's diplomas, bachelor's diplomas, and master's diplomas in culinary majors.

Check an alternative detailed ranking of culinary schools at Best-Culinary-Colleges.com. The related programs are Agriculture and Resort and Hospitality.

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Alabama
Get details on 11 culinary schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Brewton, Montgomery, Hanceville, Deatsville, and Huntsville. Approximately 500 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in AL: $13,600.

Alaska
Get details on 3 culinary schools and colleges in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward. Around 100 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in AK is roughly $18,000.

Arizona
Read information about 17 culinary schools and colleges in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Coolidge, Kingman, Avondale, and 8 other cities. Around 1,000 culinary diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in AZ is approximately $12,400.

Arkansas
Our listing contains 6 culinary schools and colleges in De Queen, Mena, Bentonville, Russellville, Melbourne, and North Little Rock. Around 100 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in AR is around $4,800.

California
Get details on 67 culinary schools and colleges in San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Bernardino, Pasadena, and 51 more cities. About 5,000 culinary diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition for culinary programs in CA is about $11,900.

Colorado
Learn about 8 culinary schools and colleges in Denver, Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs, Lakewood, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction. Around 900 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in CO is around $20,300.

Connecticut
Our directory contains 11 culinary schools and colleges in Suffield, Hartford, Waterbury, Shelton, New Haven, Cromwell, Norwich, and 7 more cities. Around 700 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in CT - $8,300.

Delaware
Get details on 2 culinary schools and colleges in Wilmington and Dover. About 100 culinary diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in DE - $7,200.

Florida
Learn about 56 culinary schools and colleges in Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Pensacola, Lake Worth, Clearwater, and 38 other cities. About 3,500 culinary degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in FL: $14,400.

Georgia
Learn more about 22 culinary schools and colleges in Atlanta, Savannah, Americus, Lawrenceville, Waco, Columbus, Statesboro, and 17 other cities. Approximately 1,700 culinary degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in GA is roughly $8,100.

Hawaii
Learn about 6 culinary schools and colleges in Honolulu, Lihue, Hilo, Kahului, and Pearl City. Approximately 400 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in HI is around $8,400.

Idaho
Learn about 4 culinary schools and colleges in Pocatello, Twin Falls, Coeur d'Alene, and Rexburg. Approximately 100 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in ID: $8,900.

Illinois
Our listing contains 29 culinary schools and colleges in Chicago, Champaign, Centralia, Glen Ellyn, Quincy, Decatur, Oglesby, and 18 more cities. Around 3,200 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in IL is approximately $10,700.

Indiana
Our directory contains 6 culinary schools and colleges in Indianapolis, Oakland City, and Vincennes. Around 400 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in IN is about $14,400.

Iowa
Detailed information about 6 culinary schools and colleges in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Ankeny, Ottumwa, Council Bluffs, and Fort Dodge. About 200 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in IA is roughly $6,100.

Kansas
Detailed information about 8 culinary schools and colleges in Colby, Overland Park, Emporia, Beloit, Kansas City, El Dorado, Topeka, and Independence. About 200 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in KS - $5,200.

Kentucky
Learn more about 10 culinary schools and colleges in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Lexington, Ashland, Somerset, Maysville, Elizabethtown, and Paducah. Approximately 700 culinary degrees are granted every year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in KY is approximately $14,500.

Louisiana
Get details on 14 culinary schools and colleges in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Bogalusa, Thibodaux, Minden, Chalmette, and 8 other cities. Approximately 3,200 culinary degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in LA - $6,100.

Maine
We reviewed 5 culinary schools and colleges in Wells, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn, and Calais. Approximately 100 culinary degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in ME is roughly $5,200.

Maryland
Get details on 9 culinary schools and colleges in Columbia, Baltimore, Largo, Cumberland, Arnold, Gaithersburg, Wye Mills, and Frederick. About 300 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in MD: $8,100.

Massachusetts
We list 12 culinary schools and colleges in Boston, Brockton, Worcester, Pittsfield, Danvers, West Boylston, Holyoke, and 7 more cities. About 400 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in MA is around $15,100.

Michigan
Our listing contains 22 culinary schools and colleges in Adrian, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Detroit, Marquette, Warren, Big Rapids, and 19 other cities. About 900 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in MI is about $7,900.

Minnesota
Detailed information about 10 culinary schools and colleges in Minneapolis, Marshall, Brooklyn Park, Saint Paul, Hibbing, Saint Cloud, Mendota Heights, Fergus Falls, and North Mankato. Approximately 800 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in MN is approximately $10,900.

Mississippi
Our listing contains 9 culinary schools and colleges in Booneville, Wesson, Moorhead, Columbus, Raymond, Ellisville, Clarksdale, Perkinston, and Decatur. Around 200 culinary diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in MS - $5,900.

Missouri
We list 20 culinary schools and colleges in Saint Louis, Springfield, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Park Hills, Lebanon, Camdenton, and 14 more cities. About 900 culinary diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in MO is around $9,200.

Montana
Detailed information about 2 culinary schools and colleges in Missoula and Kalispell. About 100 culinary degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in MT is about $16,600.

Nebraska
Get details on 4 culinary schools and colleges in Grand Island, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Omaha. Approximately 200 culinary degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in NE: $3,400.

Nevada
We list 5 culinary schools and colleges in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. About 500 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in NV is about $13,100.

New Hampshire
We list 4 culinary schools and colleges in Durham, Manchester, Berlin, and Laconia. Approximately 100 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in NH is around $22,700.

New Jersey
We list 12 culinary schools and colleges in Newark, Pemberton, Mays Landing, Edison, Washington, Paramus, Lincroft, and 8 other cities. About 300 culinary diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in NJ is about $6,900.

New Mexico
Read about 7 culinary schools and colleges in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Ruidoso, Crownpoint, and Roswell. About 300 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in NM is around $5,900.

New York
We reviewed 26 culinary schools and colleges in New York City, Garden City, Queensbury, Utica, Buffalo, Morrisville, Suffern, and 21 more cities. Around 4,200 culinary degrees are granted every year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in NY is about $21,700.

North Carolina
Read information about 26 culinary schools and colleges in Charlotte, Hudson, Raleigh, Wilmington, Graham, Morehead City, Troy, and 21 more cities. About 1,200 culinary degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in NC: $18,800.

North Dakota
Learn more about 1 culinary school in Wahpeton. Approximately 100 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in ND is about $9,600.

Ohio
Get details on 18 culinary schools and colleges in Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, Kirtland, Cleveland, Perrysburg, Blue Ash, and 12 more cities. Approximately 800 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in OH is approximately $10,300.

Oklahoma
Read about 24 culinary schools and colleges in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Idabel, Pryor, Okmulgee, Enid, Moore, and 17 more cities. Approximately 500 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in OK - $7,200.

Oregon
Read about 12 culinary schools and colleges in Portland, Bend, Roseburg, Eugene, Wilsonville, Albany, Coos Bay, Tillamook, and Gresham. Approximately 800 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in OR - $12,200.

Pennsylvania
We reviewed 37 culinary schools and colleges in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Harrisburg, York, La Plume, Blue Bell, and 23 more cities. Around 1,600 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in PA is roughly $15,300.

Puerto Rico
Learn more about 18 culinary schools and colleges in Aguadilla, Hato Rey, Ponce, Arecibo, Caguas, Vega Baja, Arroyo, and 11 other cities. Around 3,400 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in PR is approximately $7,700.

Rhode Island
Learn more about 3 culinary schools and colleges in Providence and Warwick. Approximately 1,500 culinary diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in RI - $26,100.

South Carolina
Detailed information about 8 culinary schools and colleges in Greenville, Charleston, Denmark, Beaufort, Spartanburg, and Conway. Approximately 400 culinary degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition for culinary programs in SC: $10,200.

South Dakota
Our directory contains 1 culinary school in Mitchell. Approximately 100 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in SD is about $3,000.

Tennessee
We reviewed 7 culinary schools and colleges in Nashville, Knoxville, Morristown, Cordova, and Memphis. Around 600 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in TN is roughly $13,900.

Texas
Learn more about 32 culinary schools and colleges in Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Pasadena, and 22 other cities. Around 2,200 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in TX is around $10,300.

Utah
We list 8 culinary schools and colleges in Logan, Ephraim, Orem, Lehi, Draper, Ogden, Kaysville, and Salt Lake City. Approximately 300 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in UT - $11,100.

Vermont
Learn about 1 culinary school in Montpelier. Approximately 200 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year.

Virginia
Get details on 17 culinary schools and colleges in Fairfax, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Lynchburg, Annandale, Norfolk, Glenns, and 11 other cities. About 700 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in VA - $12,800.

Washington
Detailed information about 20 culinary schools and colleges in Seattle, Vancouver, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Bremerton, Olympia, Lakewood, and 14 more cities. Around 900 culinary degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in WA - $8,600.

West Virginia
Read information about 12 culinary schools and colleges in Martinsburg, Beckley, Morgantown, Huntington, Charleston, Wheeling, Fairmont, and 8 more cities. About 100 culinary diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in WV is about $6,500.

Wisconsin
Our listing contains 11 culinary schools and colleges in Kenosha, Pewaukee, Fennimore, Madison, Janesville, Milwaukee, Appleton, and 8 more cities. Around 300 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in WI is approximately $5,900.

Wyoming
Our listing contains 2 culinary schools and colleges in Sheridan and Riverton. Around 100 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in WY is roughly $5,400.