Top Culinary Schools in the US

If you’re like me, you probably love food. My dad always used to tell me “you eat to live, not live to eat.” Silly, silly father. Food is amazing and I definitely look forward to it each day.

Now, I know most of us may enjoy food quite a lot, but only quite a few are able to perfect the art of cooking and graduate from some of the best culinary schools in America. So what are these schools?

  • CIA- no not the the super secret organization only a tiny few of the population belong to. Or maybe this is it? No, no, but the Culinary Institute of America is basically the Stanford of culinary schools. CIA has locations ranging from New York to California. CIA is known for their superb technical aspect of cooking. CIA has the world’s largest concentration of American Culinary Federation certified master chefs. CIA offers degrees in Culinary Arts Management, Baking and Pastry Arts Management, Culinary Science (anyone else wondering what the heck this is?), and many more. You can even receive your Associates for some degrees including Occupational Studies and Applied Science.
  • Le Cordon Bleu: This culinary school is really tops. Maybe I’m a little biased because I’m tied a wee bit to the school, but I checked the holy grail (google) and they too confirmed that Le Cordon Bleu is one of the best culinary schools in the nation. Le Cordon Bleu has the largest number campuses in the nation, and is the worlds largest hospitality education institution, with one located in our very own backyard my Orlando peeps. Fun fact: when Audrey Hepburn filmed Sabrina, she attended LE Cordon Bleu in the film. If this doesn’t just making everything in the world a bit more enjoyable, I don’t know what else I can do for you folks.
  • Johnson & Wales University: Johnson & Wales isn’t traditionally a culinary school, but instead is regular university that has one of the best Culinary Arts programs in the nation. The university is located in Providence, Rhode Island