Culinary Schools

If you are thinking of getting into the culinary and restaurant industry as a professional chef, I suggest you read and research everything you can get your hands on. Over the past 20 years, the restaurant industry has changed and more and more young people are being enticed to join as well as those looking to change careers mid-life.

Here you can find my collection of culinary articles and posts written to put a spotlight on the industry and help you better understand what you may be getting yourself into. You are going to find many articles describing the positive benefits of a life working in the culinary industry, how to find and choose the best culinary schools for you needs and what you can do to prepare yourself.

You are also going to find posts describing some of the difficulties in obtaining a culinary degree and then what the hell do you do with it after you graduate. So I encourage you to browse through these many posts and spend as much time as possible learning everything you can before you make that huge leap into the business.

First Steps In Finding a Culinary School

September 8, 2016 0 Comments
First Steps In Finding a Culinary School

Finding the Right Culinary School: What to Do First Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge and go to culinary school, there is still quite a bit of work to be done—especially finding the right school. Unless you’ve received a culinary scholarship tied to one particular school, you’ll need to consider everything […]

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The Difference Between Baking School and Pastry School

March 15, 2016 0 Comments
The Difference Between Baking School and Pastry School

How Do Baking School and Pastry School Differ From One Another? Most of the time, “baking school” is an umbrella term used to describe everything related to the act of baking, including both baking and the pastry arts. After all, pastry and baking are really two sides of the same coin; each one includes a […]

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Doing Your Homework When Choosing Culinary School

March 10, 2016 0 Comments
Doing Your Homework When Choosing Culinary School

Mistake #2: Not Doing Your Homework Once you know what you want out of your culinary education experience, you must find the right school to get you exactly that. Unfortunately, for most of us, this isn’t as easy as opening the Yellow Pages and seeing what schools are located within city limits. Choosing a culinary […]

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Knowing Your Culinary School Goals and Aspirations

March 5, 2016 0 Comments
Knowing Your Culinary School Goals and Aspirations

Mistake #1: Not Knowing Your Goals and Aspirations When it comes to the culinary world, not all schools are created equally. Some programs are meant to provide classical training for use in top-tier restaurants, while others take a look at knife skills and basic nutrition education as a way to start working in the fast […]

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Reasons For Choosing and Not Choosing Culinary School

March 1, 2016 0 Comments
Reasons For Choosing and Not Choosing Culinary School

What Is It That Makes You Want To Enter The Culinary Industry? The culinary world is a diverse one, and there is no one-size-fits-all career option once you graduate and enter the workforce. It doesn’t matter whether you want to bake cupcakes in a local grocery store or become a contender on Top Chef – […]

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What To Expect From Culinary School

February 29, 2016 1 Comment
What To Expect From Culinary School

What To Expect To Get From Culinary School? Top names like Rachel Ray, Emeril Lagasse, and Anthony Bourdain seem to have it all: massive wealth, culinary empires, and an easy lifestyle. Who doesn’t want that, right? Unfortunately, making it to the top of the culinary ladder is more difficult than these professionals make it seem. […]

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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Culinary School

February 9, 2016 0 Comments
9 Frequently Asked Questions About Culinary School

What Do You Want to Know About Going to Culinary School? We thought it would be helpful to share a variety of questions found on various culinary school websites FAQ pages. We encourage you to visit the websites of any culinary schools you are interested in attending and look for an FAQ page where you […]

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Culinary Scholarships and Grants

January 24, 2016 1 Comment
Culinary Scholarships and Grants

Finding and Applying for Culinary Scholarships and Grants As with any educational training opportunity, culinary school can come with a hefty price tag. In addition to tuition costs, students typically have to include living expenses, educational materials, and a great set of knives into the total cost of school – all of which can add […]

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Culinary School Mistake: Not Looking at Accreditation

January 16, 2016 0 Comments
Culinary School Mistake: Not Looking at Accreditation

Mistake #6: Not Looking at Accreditation In culinary education, the value of accreditation is much like the value of a diploma program. Some accreditations mean quite a bit, and should be a standard part of any school you consider. Other accreditations mean little more than that the school pays an annual fee to an “Accreditation […]

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Why Culinary School Accreditation Matters

January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Why Culinary School Accreditation Matters

  Is Accreditation Important For Culinary Schools? You have just finished high school and are pondering your next step. You’re researching 4-year colleges, but as of now, are keeping your options open. You happen to stumble upon the idea of culinary school while doing some research. It peaks your interest and you look further into […]

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