San Diego is California's second largest city and the eighth larges city in the United States. With nearly 1.3 million residents and 4,200 square miles of borders, San Diego is know for its idyllic climate.
With 70 miles of gorgeous beaches, the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld and Legoland, San Diego is a destination spot for family fun. With 15 museums, lots of art galleries and 6,400 eating establishments, you don't have to worry about finding something to do or finding something to eat.Attending school for the culinary arts, baking/pastry or hospitality management is a great step forward in your career. Whether you're looking to become a professional chef, or manage a restaurant, you've probably got some questions.
How much is it going to cost? Do I need a high school education? Is there any financial aid available? How do I apply? The best way to get answers to these questions is to contact the school directly by clicking on the links provided. The school's website will answer most of you questions and provide contact information to help you get started.
Is There a Top Culinary, Baking or Hospitality Management School Near You?There are a few good schools in this city offering programs in culinary arts, baking, pastry and hospitality management. The right one for you will depend on many factors including location, programs offered, cost and scholarship availability. You'll find community colleges, both for profit and not for profit schools, big institutions and smaller establishments. The school(s) listed below are some of my top picks based on accreditation, reputations and student reviews.
Read, Read and Read Some MoreOne of the best suggestions I have for anyone thinking of going to culinary school or just getting into the restaurant industry is to read everything you can get your hands on. Learn from professional chefs who have worked in the industry and those who have taught in culinary schools.
There are many great books available to get you started in your culinary education and I suggest you read as much as possible before making that big decision to make sure this is the right move for you. Below is just a sample of books you might be interested in checking out.
For a much more comprehensive list of books for aspiring culinary, baking and restaurant management students, I suggest checking out my post on books for future culinary students and chefs.
The International Culinary School at the Art Institutes
With over 35 years of history as an educational institution, it’s no surprise that The International Culinary School at The Art Institute is known for delivering industry-standard culinary skills and training to students across the United States.
San Diego Campus – 7650 Mission Valley Road – San Diego, CA 92108