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Culinary Trade Schools

Culinary schools offer the opportunity for everyday cooks to become  professional chefs. In less than two years you can begin a career in a restaurant, bakery, or any other industry that requires great food.

Some required courses depending on the specific program you enroll in might include:

  • Safety and sanitation
  • Food storage and refrigeration
  • Nutrition
  • Baking and pastry fundamentals
  • Classic French cuisine
  • Regional cuisine
  • Food presentation
  • Dining service
  • Kitchen supervision

Find Culinary Trade Schools Near You

Below is a list of culinary schools across the United States.

We have added important details when available like costs, graduation rates, and enrollment which we hope you find helpful.

If you know the state you want to attend school in, use our filter below to only see schools that offer culinary training in the state you prefer.

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Bishop State Community College - Estimated Cost: $3,418

Alabama
Address: 351 North Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603-5898
Website: www.bishop.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 2968
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 22%
Job Placement: Yes

Programs offered:

Medical & Nursing, Welding, Commercial Driver, Tool & Die, Electrical, Diesel, Culinary, Cosmetology, Barber, HVAC, Automotive, Aviation

       

Alaska Vocational Technical Center - Estimated Cost: $18,645

Alaska
Address: PO Box 889, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889
Website: www.avtec.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 202
Campus Setting: Rural: Remote
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 86%

Programs offered:

Diesel, Construction, Culinary, Electrical, Welding, Plumber, HVAC

       

Arizona Culinary Institute - Estimated Cost: $37,011

Arizona
Address: 10585 N 114th St Ste 401, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

Programs Offered

Culinary Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 150
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 82%
Job Placement: Yes

Programs offered:

Culinary

       

Arizona Western College - Estimated Cost: $9,487

Arizona
Address: 2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834


School Details

Enrollment: 8050
Campus Setting: City: Small
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 21%
Job Placement: Yes

Programs offered:

HVAC, Automotive, Solar, Manufacturing, Construction, Carpenter, Culinary, Welding, Firefighter

       

Pulaski Technical College - Estimated Cost: $12,746

Arkansas
Address: 3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-3347
Website: uaptc.edu/

       

Ozarka College - Estimated Cost: $3,991

Arkansas
Address: 218 College Dr, Melbourne, Arkansas 72556-0010
Website: www.ozarka.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 983
Campus Setting: Rural: Remote
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 47%

Programs offered:

Multiple programs available across a variety of trade sectors. Basically, too many for us to list here! Visit the school website for more details.

       

Institute of Technology - Estimated Cost: $21,178.00

California
Address: 564 W Herndon, Clovis, California 93612
Website: www.iot.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 1403
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 73%
       

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education - Estimated Cost: $3,221.00

California
Address: 14101 E. Nelson Ave, La Puente, California 91746-0002
Website: www.hlpae.com/


School Details

Enrollment: 748
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 92%
       

Riverside City College - Estimated Cost: $7,161.00

California
Address: 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506
Website: www.rcc.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 17960
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 34%
       

Saddleback College - Estimated Cost: $7,918.00

California
Address: 28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635


School Details

Enrollment: 17392
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 46%
       

Santa Rosa Junior College - Estimated Cost: $9,220.00

California
Address: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

       

Pickens Technical College - Estimated Cost: $7,180.00

Colorado
       

Bristol Technical Education Center - Estimated Cost: $3,174.00

Connecticut
Address: 431 Minor Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010


School Details

Enrollment: 77
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 78%
       

Fort Myers Technical College

Florida
Address: 3800 Michigan Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916

       

Lively Technical College - Estimated Cost: $12,351.00

Florida
Address: 500 N Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895

       

Radford M Locklin Technical College - Estimated Cost: $3,333.00

Florida
Address: 5330 Berryhill Rd, Milton, Florida 32570-8188
Website: locklintech.com/


School Details

Enrollment: 428
Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 72%
       

Osceola Technical College - Estimated Cost: $4,721.00

Florida
       

First Coast Technical College - Estimated Cost: $19,231.00

Florida
Address: 2980 Collins Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-1919
Website: fctc.edu/

       

Atlantic Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,693.00

Florida
Address: 4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063-3902

       

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,906.00

Florida
Address: 750 NW 20 Street, Miami, Florida 33127


School Details

Enrollment: 619
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 30%
       

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College - Estimated Cost: $12,359.00

Florida
Address: 18180 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33177-2427


School Details

Enrollment: 435
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 100%
       

William T McFatter Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,094.00

Florida
Address: 6500 Nova Drive, Davie, Florida 33317


School Details

Enrollment: 833
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 63%
       

Erwin Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,982.00

Florida
       

Pinellas Technical College - Estimated Cost: $3,353.00

Florida
Address: 901 34th St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-2209

       

Lorenzo Walker Technical College - Estimated Cost: $7,795.00

Florida
Address: 3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, Florida 34104-4405

       

Suncoast Technical College - Estimated Cost: $8,838.00

Florida
       

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,510.00

Florida
Address: 5780 NW 158th Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Website: miamilakes.edu/

       

Lake Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,817.00

Florida
       

Marion Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,080.00

Florida
Address: 1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, Florida 34471-3172
Website: mariontc.edu/

       

Manatee Technical College - Estimated Cost: $4,233.00

Florida
       

George Stone Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,643.00

Florida
Address: 2400 Longleaf Dr, Pensacola, Florida 32526-8922

       

Riveroak Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,930.00

Florida
Address: 415 SW Pinewood Dr, Live Oak, Florida 32064


School Details

Enrollment: 199
Campus Setting: Town: Remote
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
       

Okaloosa Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,618.00

Florida
Address: 1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547


School Details

Enrollment: 454
Campus Setting: City: Small
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 89%
       

Sheridan Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,077.00

Florida
       

Immokalee Technical College - Estimated Cost: $2,143.00

Florida
Address: 508 N 9th St, Immokalee, Florida 34142


School Details

Enrollment: 373
Campus Setting: Town: Distant
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 81%
       

Traviss Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,128.00

Florida
Address: 3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33803

       

The College of the Florida Keys - Estimated Cost: $16,338

Florida
Address: 5901 College Rd, Key West, Florida 33040
Website: www.cfk.edu/

       

North Georgia Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,401

Georgia
Address: 1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523
Website: northgatech.edu/

               

Ogeechee Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,451.00

Georgia
       

North Georgia Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,401.00

Georgia
Address: 1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523
Website: northgatech.edu/

               

Augusta Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,887.00

Georgia
       

Savannah Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,684.00

Georgia
               

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,030.00

Georgia
       

Albany Technical College - Estimated Cost: $7,844.00

Georgia
       

Columbus Technical College - Estimated Cost: $6,368.00

Georgia
       

Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia - Estimated Cost: $34,491.00

Maryland
Address: 9325 Snowden River Pky, Columbia, Maryland 21046


School Details

Enrollment: 1109
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 64%
       

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $13,454.00

Missouri
Address: 1080 S. Silver Springs Rd., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703-7511
Website: www.capectc.org/

       

Montgomery Community College - Estimated Cost: $12,467

North Carolina
Address: 1011 Page St, Troy, North Carolina 27371


School Details

Enrollment: 702
Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 34%
       

Central Ohio Technical College - Estimated Cost: $10,863.00

Ohio
Address: 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1767
Website: www.cotc.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 2636
Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 30%
       

Apollo Career Center - Estimated Cost: NA

Ohio
Address: 3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, Ohio 45806-1497

       

Canadian Valley Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $1,898.00

Oklahoma
Address: 6505 E Hwy 66, El Reno, Oklahoma 73036-9117
Website: cvtech.edu/

       

Metro Technology Centers - Estimated Cost: $8,370.00

Oklahoma
       

Autry Technology Center - Estimated Cost: NA

Oklahoma
Address: 1201 W Willow, Enid, Oklahoma 73703-2506
Website: autrytech.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 727
Campus Setting: Town: Remote
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 57%
       

Meridian Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $8,993.00

Oklahoma
Address: 1312 South Sangre Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-1899

       

Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee - Estimated Cost: $8,432.00

Oklahoma
Address: 2403 N 41st St E, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74403-1889
Website: www.ictech.edu/

       

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $3,133.00

Oklahoma
Address: 1415 N. 7th Street, Fort Cobb, Oklahoma 73038-0190
Website: cktc.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 325
Campus Setting: Rural: Remote
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 49%
       

Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $5,874.00

Oklahoma
Address: 12777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73142-2789

       

Northeast Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $6,867.00

Oklahoma
Address: 511 S Elliott St, Pryor, Oklahoma 74361
Website: www.netech.edu/

       

Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester - Estimated Cost: $5,584.00

Oklahoma
       

YTI Career Institute-York - Estimated Cost: $11,593.00

Pennsylvania
Address: 1405 Williams Road, York, Pennsylvania 17402
Website: yti.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 446
Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 53%
       

Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School - Estimated Cost: $22,757.00

Pennsylvania
Address: 833 Metro Dr, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042
Website: www.lcctc.edu/

       

Berks Career & Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $18,798.00

Pennsylvania
       

Technical College of the Lowcountry - Estimated Cost: $7,833

South Carolina
Address: 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288
Website: www.tcl.edu/

       

Mitchell Technical College - Estimated Cost: $12,190.00

South Dakota
Address: 1800 E. Spruce Street, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

       

Bridgerland Technical College - Estimated Cost: $7,845.00

Utah
Address: 1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321
Website: btech.edu/

       

Ogden-Weber Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,727.00

Utah
Address: 200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84404-4089
Website: www.otech.edu/

       

Southwest Technical College - Estimated Cost: NA

Utah
Address: 757 West 800 South, Cedar City, Utah 84720
Website: stech.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 642
Campus Setting: Town: Remote
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 80%
       

Lincoln Technical Institute - Estimated Cost: $31,847.00

Various


School Details

Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No

Lincoln Technical Institute has campuses across the United States. Each location offers different programs, so be sure to check the location to make sure the program is available at the location you are interested in.

       

Center For Employment Training

Various
Address: Various


School Details

The Center for Employment Training has 12 career training centers, with most being located in California. Each location will have different programs, so be sure to check the location program offerings.

       

Bates Technical College - Estimated Cost: $8,594.00

Washington
       

International Air and Hospitality Academy - Estimated Cost: $12,970.00

Washington
Address: 2901 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington 98661
Website: aha.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 158
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 73%
       

James Rumsey Technical Institute - Estimated Cost: $7,790.00

West Virginia
Address: 3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25403-0259
Website: jamesrumsey.com/


School Details

Enrollment: 151
Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 85%
       

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College - Estimated Cost: $10,194

Wisconsin
       

Lakeshore Technical College - Estimated Cost: $10,474.00

Wisconsin
Address: 1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414
Website: gotoltc.edu/

       

Milwaukee Area Technical College - Estimated Cost: $8,369.00

Wisconsin
       

Blackhawk Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,650.00

Wisconsin
Address: 6004 South County Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5009

       

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,734.00

Wisconsin
Address: 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809-9778
Website: www.swtc.edu/

       

Mid-State Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,316.00

Wisconsin
       

Nicolet Area Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,933.00

Wisconsin
Address: 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501-0518

       

Western Technical College - Estimated Cost: $10,217.00

Wisconsin
Address: 400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

               

Moraine Park Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,373.00

Wisconsin
Address: 235 N National Avenue, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936-1940

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