Let’s begin with a brief word on culinary schools. By some estimates, roughly 12 percent of students attend private, for-profit culinary schools which have been criticized for making inflated career promises to potential students.
Also bear in mind that tuition is usually higher at for-profit schools compared to public colleges.
The fact is, the best chef positions usually go to applicants with proven experience, as opposed to graduates from either public or private schools.
Although culinary school graduates with fresh innovative new skills have a clear advantage over untrained cooks, landing a job with the best company possible after graduation to gain real life experience will ultimately ensure the best employment opportunities over time.
Below we’ve listed our picks for the Top 10 Culinary Schools located in North America. Most school background information is courtesy of EDinformatics.