Chef Training Schools, Programs and Training

Cooking up a Career as a Chef

If you have a passion for food and cooking and a creative thirst for learning and hard work, a career in the culinary industry as a chef might be for you. Although often glamorized by the media, working as a chef may involve long intense hours on your feet in a fast-paced environment. Depending on your specialty, employees look for qualified candidates with excellent technical skills, culinary intuition, time management, and organizational skills. Managers, including sous chefs and executive chefs, are also required to be skilled at managing a staff and have business training experience.

Chef Training Programs to Fit Your Needs

Chef training schools offering certificates, diplomas, or degrees in the culinary arts may set you up for success by offering the foundation needed to enter the industry with confidence and skill. Whether you focus on hospitality management, culinary arts, or baking and pastry, enrolling in one of the many chef programs available may provide you with a head start on your career:

Learning at a Chef Training School

Competition might be stiff at upscale restaurants, so attending chef training school may be just what you need to stand out from the competition.

The Art Institutes
Develop your portfolio at The Art Institutes, and get a competitive advantage.

Programs Offered:
  • Art of Cooking (C)
  • Art of Cooking (D)
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Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Ignite your culinary passion with career training at Le Cordon Bleu Schools.

Programs Offered:
  • California Culinary Academy - Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • California Culinary Academy - Certificate in Culinary Arts
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Branford Hall Career Institute
Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.

Programs Offered:
  • Culinary Arts
Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts
Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts can provide you with the practical hands-on skills and experience you need to succeed in the rapidly growing culinary field.

Programs Offered:
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts
Oregon Culinary Institute (Kitchen and Classrooms) - Portland
Prepare for a career in the culinary arts in as little as 40 weeks.

Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Baking & Pastry Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Management
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Culinary Institute of Virginia - Norfolk
Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

Programs Offered:
  • Culinary Arts
Arizona Culinary Institute
Train with professional chefs and earn your culinary diploma in 9 months.

Programs Offered:
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts: Baking and Restaurant Management
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute - Coos Bay
Advance your career with Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. We offer accelerated associate degree programs in culinary arts management training and baking and pastry. At OCCI, you can finish your degree in just over a year!

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Management

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