Top Culinary Schools in Jacksonville Florida

Top Culinary Schools in Jacksonville Florida

Culinary – Baking – Pastry – Hospitality Management Schools in Jacksonville

Did you know Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles? I didn’t. Did you know Jacksonville was named for General Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of Florida. I know the first but not the second.

And back in 1955, the Prudential Building which is now known as the Aetna Building was the tallest doffice building in the South. It has 22 stories. And in 1997, the Jacoby Symphony Hall was built and is the only true orchestra hall in Florida and home to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

And one of my favorite facts, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, founded in 1914, began its animal collection with one red deer fawn. Today, the zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals and over 1,000 unique plant species.

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.



Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts


Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts offers their students the opportunity to learn about food preparation with hands on experience. You’ll also learn how to handle food, sanitation and how to use the equipment to produce restaurant quality food.

With campuses in

Melbourne – 900 South Babcock Street Melbourne, Florida 32901

Sarasota – 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, Florida 34240

Tallahassee – 1700 Halstead Boulevard, Building 2 Tallahassee, Florida 32309

Jacksonville – 6430 Southpoint Pkwy Jacksonville, Florida 32216





A. Chef’s Cooking Studio

A. Chef’s Cooking Studio was originally just a daydream. Chef Andrea, always a lover of art and food, dreamed up the idea of a Studio for cooks! Home cooks, professional cooks, those who want to learn, and those who want to share, would have a Studio to call home. In December of 2006, that daydream turned into a reality, as Chef Andrea and her Husband and Co-Owner, Michael, unlocked the doors of their then, new enterprise! A. Chef’s Cooking Studio was born! It’s been over 10 years and the joy of serving Jacksonville, The Beaches, Southside, Ponte Vedra, Bartram, Saint Augustine and guests from as far as Orlando and Amelia island continues today!

Jacksonville Campus – 145 Hilden Road, Suite 119 -Ponte Vedra, FL 32081