Top Culinary Schools in Los Angeles

Top Culinary Schools in Los Angeles


Los Angeles, a place some people say, “where dreams come true” is also a good place to go to culinary school. With a metro population of just over 18 million people, the average annual salary is around $53,000.  And the near perfect weather, huge urban parks, beaches and wild canyons, LA has something for everyone.

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.


The International Culinary School at the Art Institutes

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute

The International Culinary School at the Art Institutes had 6 locations in California including:

Hollywood Campus – 5250 Lankershim Boulevard – Hollywood, CA 91601