Top Culinary Schools in Tampa Florida

Culinary – Baking – Pastry – Hospitality Management Schools in Tampa

The city of Tampa is the third most populous city in Florida and is located on the west coast of Florida about 200 miles northwest of Miami.  It is said the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon arrived in the Tampa Bay area in 1513 but it wasn’t until 1824 that the U.S. Army built Fort Brooke to protect the harbor.

Tampa has a very multi-cultural population with Hispanics making up around 10% of it. And there is plenty to do and visit including Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Pioneer Florida Museum, the Yullee Sugar Mill Ruins, the Salvador Dali Museum and much more.

Tampa also has a vibrant food scene with international gastropubs, farm-to-table restaurants, food trucks and plenty of incredible fresh seafood. There is the Bern’s Steak House, Columbia Restaurant, Al’s Finger Licking good Bar-B-Que and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood to name a few.

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.

Tampa Campus – 4401 N Himes Ave #150, Tampa, FL 33614



Publix Aprons Cooking Classes

Publix Cooking Classes

Publix Aprons Cooking Schools are designed to give their customers a kitchen to learn, practice, and have fun in. Their classes are meant to entertain, amuse, and inspire you, giving you confidence no matter what you’re cooking up. Their classes cover a world of cuisines and trendy topics, a baker’s dozen of techniques, special seasonal topics, and even guest appearances by celebrity chefs—TV stars, cookbook authors, and local restaurateurs.


Tampa Store7835 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33626




Cozymeal Cooking Classes

Cozymeal offers the best in culinary experiences by pairing local consumers and companies with some of the nation’s top chefs for cooking classes, food tours and culinary team building events. Consumers as well as small and large companies use us regularly for all their culinary needs, from celebrations with family and friends to team building events to office meal delivery.

Tampa Location