A cooking school or cookery school or culinary schools or catering college is an institution devoted to education in the art and science of food preparation.
Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park
Place: Hyde Park, New York
The oldest culinary school in America is also the very best. Started as a non-profit college, the Institute’s stated mission is to offer the best professional culinary education in the world. It boasts the largest staff of ACF Certified Master Chefs, and more than 300 companies actively recruit its graduates each year. The Institute offers Associate, certificates, and Culinary Science, Bachelor degrees in Culinary Arts, and Baking and Pastry Arts. Many students choose to complete both an Associate and a Bachelor degree, though the Institute does require students complete the Associate before pursuing the Bachelor.
Culinary school of America at Grey stone
Place: St. Helena, California
The Culinary Institute at Greystone is next school to the highly-regarded Culinary Institute at Hyde Park.
Le Cordon Bleu
Place: Chicago, IL
Le Cordon Bleu, regarded as one of the world’s leading culinary art institutes, provides training from world class chefs in classic French culinary techniques. This school has the online classes.
Le Cordon Bleu provides bachelor’s degree and associate’s degree programs as well as diploma and certificate programs in subjects such as culinary arts, hospitality & restaurant management, patisserie and baking, and culinary management.
Institute of Culinary Education
Place: New York, New York
Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump. The Institute, which is often considered one of the best in the world, credits to its success its “Global Curriculum,” dedicated chef-instructors, entrepreneurial spirit and clear focus.
The curriculum also to include the largest wine education program in the country. ICE has been named a finalist and winner in the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Awards of Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2015. Many of its alumni have become recognized as industry leaders. ICE offers diplomas in areas such as Culinary Management, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Pastry and Baking.
International Culinary Center
Place: New York City and Silicon Valley, California
Founded as The French Culinary Institute, International Culinary Center (ICC) is the most award-winning school for a professional fast-track culinary or wine education. Its total-immersion, hands-on curriculum transforms students from novice to professional skill levels in months, supplemented by unlimited Culinary Business Workshops and personal career services long after students graduate.
The International Association of Culinary Professionals named ICC the “Best Vocational Cooking School of the Year” four years in a row, and the ACCSC has designated it a School of Excellence.
ICC’s professional programs includes Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Farm-To-Table, Bread Baking, Cake Design, Italian Culinary, and Wine Studies.
L’Academie de Cuisine
Place: Gaithersburg, Maryland
L’Academie de Cuisine is located just outside Washington, D.C., and offers students the choice of Culinary Arts or Pastry Arts. The curriculum revolving around three phases of study: hands-on kitchen training, classroom lectures and a paid externship at a local fine-dining restaurant.
Kendall College of Culinary Arts
Place: Chicago, Illinois
This focus international cuisine. Students have the option of pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, which includes general education and can be obtained over six academic quarters.
Students also have the option of a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts, which follows a traditional, four-year academic plan.
Johnson & Wales University
Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Johnson & Wales University is full university, and it’s also home to one of the preeminent culinary schools in the world. In fact, the university was the first school in the country to offer a full Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts.
The intensive curriculum is designed to provide students with both theoretical and hands-on knowledge of the culinary industry through experienced chef-instructors, small class sizes, and time spent in the real culinary world.
New England Culinary Institute
Place: Montpelier, Vermont
The Institute offers a wide variety of certificate and degree options, including the ever popular Associate degree of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, a 3-year program which includes a six-month restaurant internship.
The Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts is an especially unique program. Students in the five-year degree program spend the first three years alternating between the residency program and internships, before spending the last two years in a long-term internship with online coursework.
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Place: Austin, Texas and Boulder, Colorado
This nationally accredited culinary school was founded in 1981. Since opening it became one of the top in the United States for training future industry professionals.
The school has an especially strong and well-known Baking and Pastry Program and Facilities include a modern kitchen, state-of-the-art, and its in-depth curriculum is faithful to the skills, techniques, and recipes developed by Escoffier.