Top Culinary Schools in Iowa

Top Culinary Schools in Iowa

Culinary Schools – Baking & Pastry Schools
Hospitality & Restaurant Management Schools in Iowa

If you live in Iowa and are trying to find a good culinary school, baking/pastry school or hospitality management school that also includes restaurant management, I’ll try to help you with your search.  Let me start out by saying your state is one of the safest states in which to live and is commonly referred to as the “Food Capital of the World.”

Home to a diverse economy, opportunities for the prospective culinary artist or student of hospitality/culinary management abound in Iowa. Located in the heart of the Corn Belt, Iowa is a great place to live if you’re thinking of a culinary arts career.

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 many good schools in this state 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 schools listed below are some of my top picks based on accreditation, reputations and student reviews.

 

MY TOP IOWA CULINARY SCHOOL PICKS

Kaplan UniversityKaplan University Cedar Falls

Kaplan University has four campus locations in Iowa offering an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration: Hospitality Management.

Cedar Falls Campus – 7009 Nordic Drive Cedar Falls, IA 50613

South West Cedar Rapids Campus – 3165 Edgewood Parkway, SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Davenport Campus – 1801 E Kimberly Rd #1, Davenport, IA 52807

Des Moines Campus – 4655 121st Street Urbandale, IA 50323

 


 

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Western Iowa Tech Community College Culinary School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is located at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa and offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts.  The Culinary Arts program at WITCC is for anyone with a passion for food, creative expression and diligence. The invaluable experience of translating classroom knowledge to real-world practice will prepare students for life outside of the demonstration kitchen.  Website    Phone#: (712) 274-6400

 


 

Indian Hills Community College – Ottumwa

Indian Hills Community College Culinary School

The Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa at 525 Grandview Avenue offers an AAS degree in Culinary Arts plus diploma degrees in their Bakery program and Chef Program. The school’s Mission is “Indian Hills Community College changes lives by inspiring learning, diversity, social enrichment, and regional economic advancement.  Website      Phone#: (800) 726-2585

 


 

Iowa Culinary Institute

Iowa Culinary Institute Des Moines

Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College is located at 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA, just 10 minutes from the main campus. The institute’s name was inspired by our French connection. “ici” is the French word for “here.” The abbreviated name of the Iowa Culinary Institute, ici, reminds students to come ici (come here) for a world-class culinary education.

 

 

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