Top Culinary Schools in Philadelphia

Culinary – Baking & Pastry – Hospitality Management Schools in Philadelphia

The “City of Brotherly Love” was founded in 1682 and is one of the most historically, culturally cities you will ever visit. I know, I live here. I would compare it to a smaller version of New York City where it has everything New York has but on a smaller scale. What I like about Philadelphia as compared to New York is accessibility. It is so easy to get into and out of the city to go to restaurants, theatre or sporting event.

In the area of the school you will find all sorts of restaurants at various price ranges, coffeehouses, museums, theatres and you are just minutes away from Center City where you will find what you would expect to find in a major city. If you are into great markets, there is nothing like the street markets of South Philly or the Market Street Terminal.

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 Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

Founded in 1974 as The Restaurant School, Walnut Hill College is one of Philadelphia’s first colleges to focus on excellence in hospitality education. They prepare our students for the real world by combining classroom teaching with hands-on training in our award-winning restaurants, which are open to the public.

Philadelphia Campus4207 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104