Top Culinary Schools in Fort Lauderdale

Top Culinary Schools in Fort Lauderdale

Top Culinary – Baking – Hospitality Management Schools in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is one of the ten largest cities in Florida and encompasses about 36 square miles. The population is around 176,000 people and its nickname is the “Venice of America”.

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it was once know as the Spring Break capital of the World but times have changed and now Ft Lauderdale is known as an world-class international business center and one of the most desirable places to live in Florida. With 3,000 hours of sunshine, ocean breezes and plenty of recreational activities to be involved with, Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live, work or go to school.

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 Institute

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute​

The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute are committed to your success by offering lots of hands-on experience, programs that will matter in your career, top chef instructors who will give you the training you need to become part of the food service industry.

Fort Lauderdale Campus – 1799 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Chef Jean-Pierre’s Cooking Classes

Chef Jean Pierre Cooking School Ft Lauderdale Florida

Both a restaurant and cooking school, Chef Jean-Pierre offers demonstration events, hands on events and Cooking 101 & Cooking 201 series.

Fort Lauderdale Campus1436 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking Classes

Lenore’s hands-on cooking classes have been celebrated over decades and always recognized as the most popular in South Florida. When you love food and love people like we do, you want to share that joie de vivre with those of the same spirit. It is our pure pleasure and passion to invite you to cook with us, live with us, laugh with us and love with us all things delicious. Lenore will lead you, one on one, as we chop, slice and dice together, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Fort Lauderdale Campus – 3311 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308