Culinary Schools and Colleges

Culinary Schools
Colleges and Schools Listed
735
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
$16,700
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 735 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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Programs Offered by State

Alabama
Get details on 11 culinary schools in Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Hanceville, Andalusia, Brewton, and Huntsville. Approximately 400 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in AL: $17,500.

Alaska
Our listing contains 3 culinary schools in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward. Approximately 100 culinary diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in AK: $18,800.

Arizona
Our listing contains 15 culinary colleges in Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Coolidge, Kingman, Avondale, Thatcher, and 8 more cities. Approximately 1,000 culinary degrees are granted every year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in AZ is around $10,900.

Arkansas
Detailed information about 8 culinary colleges in De Queen, Russellville, Mena, Bentonville, North Little Rock, Melbourne, West Memphis, and Newport. Around 300 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in AR: $5,100.

California
Learn about 71 culinary schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, San Bernardino, Oakland, Pasadena, and 57 more cities. Around 4,000 culinary degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in CA is roughly $12,000.

Colorado
We list 10 culinary colleges in Denver, Parker, Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs, Lakewood, Fort Collins, Pueblo, and Grand Junction. Approximately 1,000 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in CO is roughly $20,500.

Connecticut
Our listing contains 8 culinary schools in Southington, Norwalk, Hartford, Shelton, New Haven, Waterbury, Norwich, and Manchester. Approximately 400 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in CT is around $10,800.

Delaware
Learn more about 1 culinary college in Dover. Approximately 100 culinary diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in DE - $6,200.

Florida
Learn about 59 culinary schools in Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Fort Pierce, Pensacola, Clearwater, and 41 more cities. About 3,000 culinary diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in FL is approximately $15,400.

Georgia
Our directory contains 22 culinary schools in Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Statesboro, Rome, Waycross, Albany, and 17 more cities. Approximately 1,700 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in GA - $8,500.

Hawaii
Learn about 6 culinary colleges in Honolulu, Lihue, Hilo, Kahului, and Pearl City. Approximately 400 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in HI: $8,700.

Idaho
Our listing contains 3 culinary schools in Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene, and Twin Falls. Around 100 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in ID is approximately $8,500.

Illinois
Learn about 29 culinary schools in Chicago, Centralia, Glen Ellyn, River Forest, Decatur, Palatine, Ina, and 18 more cities. Around 2,600 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in IL - $12,800.

Indiana
We reviewed 5 culinary schools in Indianapolis and Vincennes. Around 500 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in IN is about $10,300.

Iowa
Learn more about 7 culinary schools in Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Davenport, Ankeny, Ottumwa, Council Bluffs, and Fort Dodge. About 200 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in IA: $5,800.

Kansas
We list 10 culinary schools in Topeka, Colby, Kansas City, El Dorado, Beloit, Garden City, Dodge City, Overland Park, and Emporia. Around 200 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in KS - $5,800.

Kentucky
Read information about 10 culinary schools in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Lexington, Ashland, Somerset, Maysville, Elizabethtown, and Paducah. Approximately 600 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in KY - $14,600.

Louisiana
We reviewed 14 culinary colleges in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Bossier City, Alexandria, Lafayette, and 8 more cities. Approximately 1,600 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in LA is about $8,900.

Maine
Detailed information about 5 culinary schools in Bangor, South Portland, Auburn, Calais, and Wells. About 100 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in ME - $5,400.

Maryland
Our listing contains 13 culinary schools in Baltimore, Columbia, Takoma Park, Gaithersburg, Arnold, Rockville, Frederick, and 8 other cities. Around 300 culinary diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in MD is approximately $9,100.

Massachusetts
Our listing contains 14 culinary schools in Boston, Brockton, West Barnstable, Pittsfield, Danvers, Worcester, Springfield, and 9 more cities. Around 400 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in MA is roughly $16,400.

Michigan
Learn about 23 culinary colleges in Flint, Mount Pleasant, Alpena, Livonia, Dearborn, Jackson, Pontiac, and 19 more cities. About 800 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in MI - $8,200.

Minnesota
Our listing contains 11 culinary schools in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Saint Paul, Hibbing, Bloomington, Saint Cloud, Mendota Heights, and 7 more cities. Around 600 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in MN - $10,000.

Mississippi
We reviewed 12 culinary schools in Clarksdale, Scooba, Moorhead, Decatur, Wesson, Booneville, Raymond, and 9 more cities. Around 300 culinary degrees are granted every year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in MS: $5,400.

Missouri
Our listing contains 20 culinary schools in Saint Louis, Springfield, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Nevada, Joplin, Camdenton, and 14 more cities. About 700 culinary diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for culinary programs in MO is approximately $10,800.

Montana
We list 3 culinary schools in Kalispell, Crow Agency, and Missoula. Approximately 100 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in MT is around $18,200.

Nebraska
We list 3 culinary schools in Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha. About 200 culinary diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in NE is about $3,700.

Nevada
We reviewed 5 culinary schools in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. Approximately 400 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in NV is roughly $13,700.

New Hampshire
We reviewed 5 culinary schools in Durham, Manchester, Berlin, Laconia, and Nashua. Around 200 culinary diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary programs in NH is approximately $25,800.

New Jersey
Learn more about 13 culinary colleges in Edison, Randolph, Newark, Jersey City, Washington, Branchburg, Pemberton, and 10 other cities. About 500 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in NJ is approximately $7,600.

New Mexico
Read about 9 culinary colleges in Albuquerque, Crownpoint, Roswell, Las Vegas, Ranchos de Taos, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Portales. Approximately 400 culinary diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in NM is approximately $6,000.

New York
Our listing contains 30 culinary schools in New York City, Bronx, Hyde Park, Queensbury, Utica, Delhi, Suffern, and 24 more cities. About 3,800 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in NY - $22,400.

North Carolina
Detailed information about 27 culinary schools in Charlotte, Kinston, Salisbury, Henderson, Raleigh, Wilkesboro, Fayetteville, and 22 more cities. Around 1,500 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in NC is roughly $18,800.

North Dakota
Our directory contains 1 culinary college in Wahpeton. About 100 culinary diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition for culinary degree programs in ND is around $10,500.

Ohio
Get details on 21 culinary colleges in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Newark, Canfield, Milan, Akron, and 15 other cities. Approximately 600 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in OH is approximately $10,600.

Oklahoma
Read information about 25 culinary colleges in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Poteau, Muskogee, Burns Flat, Idabel, Okmulgee, and 17 more cities. Approximately 500 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in OK - $8,300.

Oregon
Learn more about 13 culinary schools in Portland, Bend, Wilsonville, Eugene, Albany, Tillamook, Klamath Falls, and 7 more cities. Around 700 culinary diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in OR: $11,000.

Pennsylvania
Our directory contains 38 culinary schools in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Newtown, Williamsport, and 26 more cities. Around 1,300 culinary diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for culinary programs in PA is approximately $16,300.

Puerto Rico
Our listing contains 21 culinary colleges in Aguadilla, Manati, Hato Rey, Caguas, Ponce, Arecibo, Carolina, and 12 more cities. Approximately 3,400 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition for culinary programs in PR is about $7,900.

Rhode Island
Learn more about 3 culinary schools in Providence and Warwick. Approximately 1,800 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary programs in RI: $28,900.

South Carolina
Learn about 7 culinary schools in Greenville, Charleston, Conway, Denmark, and Spartanburg. Approximately 500 culinary diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in SC: $8,800.

South Dakota
Get details on 1 culinary college in Mitchell. About 100 culinary degrees are granted each year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in SD - $3,300.

Tennessee
Detailed information about 10 culinary colleges in Nashville, Collegedale, Morristown, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Cordova, and McMinnville. Around 500 culinary degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in TN - $14,600.

Texas
Get details on 35 culinary schools in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Beaumont, San Antonio, El Paso, Laredo, and 24 other cities. About 2,300 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in TX - $9,100.

Utah
Our directory contains 8 culinary colleges in Ephraim, Orem, Lehi, Draper, Ogden, Kaysville, Salt Lake City, and Logan. Approximately 300 culinary diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in UT is around $10,300.

Vermont
Learn more about 1 culinary school in Montpelier. Around 200 culinary degrees are granted each year.

Virginia
Our listing contains 17 culinary schools in Richmond, Fairfax, Virginia Beach, Annandale, Martinsville, Fishersville, Charlottesville, and 11 more cities. About 1,100 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in VA: $13,900.

Washington
We list 20 culinary schools in Seattle, Vancouver, Lakewood, Bremerton, Port Angeles, Lynnwood, Ellensburg, and 13 other cities. Approximately 700 culinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in WA - $8,500.

West Virginia
We reviewed 12 culinary colleges in Charleston, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Wheeling, Logan, Eleanor, Beckley, and 7 other cities. Approximately 100 culinary degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in WV is approximately $6,800.

Wisconsin
We list 15 culinary schools in Milwaukee, Cleveland, La Crosse, Fond du Lac, Rhinelander, Appleton, Menomonie, and 11 more cities. Around 500 culinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for culinary programs in WI is roughly $7,000.

Wyoming
Get details on 2 culinary schools in Sheridan and Riverton. About 100 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for culinary degree programs in WY is roughly $6,000.