Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for chefs and head cooks at restaurants and other establishments will grow 9%, faster than most other industries in the country. With the popularity of cooking shows and competitions, more and more people are discovering the field of culinary arts and what it takes to be successful in the industry. Earning a certificate or degree in the field not only provides the experience and training needed to get your foot in the door, it also provides a foundation for upward mobility to become future leaders and trend setters in the industry.
Best Choice Schools (BCS) looked at culinary schools across the United States to develop a list of what we believe to be the 50 best culinary schools or programs in the nation. From their initial list, they looked for schools that offer hands-on experience, internship/externship opportunities, student operated restaurants, modern facilities, and a solid reputation in the industry.
BCS only looked at schools that were nationally accredited or accredited by the American Culinary Federation.