Considering a Career in the Culinary Arts? Here Are the 30 Best Culinary Schools in the U.S.! by 30Seconds Mom

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5 years ago
Considering a Career in the Culinary Arts? Here Are the 30 Best Culinary Schools in the U.S.!, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, has now published its ranking of "The 30 Best Culinary Schools." For this list, they examined the large number of culinary schools to help prospective students better understand their offerings and make informed decisions. The company selected schools based on the (1) quality of the program, (2) types of courses provided, (3) faculty strength, (4) school awards, (5) rankings, and (6) reputation. Here are the 30 top culinary schools listed alphabetically:

  1. Anne Arundel Community College - Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, Glen Burnie, Md.
  2. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin, Texas
  3. Boston University Metropolitan College, Boston, Mass.
  4. College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nev.
  5. Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  6. Culinary Studies Institute at Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, Mich.
  7. Delgado Community College, New Orleans, La.
  8. Drexel University Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, Philadelphia, Penn.
  9. Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Mich.
  10. Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Mich.
  11. Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, N.J.
  12. Institute of Culinary Education, New York, N.Y.
  13. International Culinary Center, New York, N.Y. 
  14. Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Bloomington, Ind.
  15. Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.
  16. Kendall College of Culinary Arts, Chicago, Ill.
  17. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  18. L'Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Md.
  19. Metropolitan Community College Nebraska, Omaha, Neb.
  20. New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, Vt.
  21. Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, W.V.
  22. Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Ark.
  23. San Diego Culinary Institute, San Diego, Calif.
  24. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  25. St. Louis Community College, Saint Louis, Miss.
  26. Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies, Louisville, Ky.
  27. The Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.
  28. The French Pastry School at Kennedy-King College, Chicago, Ill.
  29. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, Va.
  30. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Penn.

Learn more about each of these culinary schools.

Toni B
Bummed that Schoolcraft College (Livonia, MI) didn't make the list, but good to know there are so many great schools out there!
Donna John
I know! Bummed there's not one from Houston area on the list. But there are a lot of great culinary schools. Chef Gigi Gaggero , do you know anything about the ones that made the list? What school do you think is missing?
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Wow, Chicago is represented by two schools, including one in my hometown! This is such a fun tip, thanks. Toni B Donna John

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