Top Culinary Schools in Tennessee

Culinary Schools in Tennessee

Best Culinary Schools – Baking & Pastry Schools
Hospitality & Restaurant Management Schools in Tennessee

There are not that many culinary, baking and hospitality schools in Tennessee but there are a few. The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville and The Culinary Institute of Virginia College are two of the bigger and better know schools. And then there are smaller programs like Dabble Studio in Nashville and The Curious Kitchen in Murfreesboro where you can take cooking classes.

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 PICKS FOR TENNESSEE CULINARY SCHOOLS

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston

Art Institute of Charleston

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tennessee offers various degrees and diplomas in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts Management. With over 35 years of history as an educational institution, it’s no surprise that The International Culinary School at The Art Institute is known for delivering industry-standard culinary skills and training to students across the United States.

Nashville Campus – 100 Centerview Drive – Nashville, TN

 


 

L’Ecole Culinaire

L'Ecole Culinaire Memphis

L’Ecole Culinaire is a For Profit culinary school located at  and offers – Culinary Arts – Associate of Occupational Studies and Culinary Essentials diploma. The school is a leader in culinary arts education and training.

Cordova Campus – 1245 N. Germantown Parkway – Cordova, TN

Learn More About L’Ecole Culinaire

 

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Culinary, Baking & Hospitality Career Outlook in Tennessee

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for jobs in the restaurant, food service and hospitality industries is good with projected growth rates. The table below demonstrates some important information you may want to consider when deciding if going to culinary school and then working in Tennessee is right for you.

Occupation Total Employment in Tennessee (2014) Average Salary in Tennessee (2014 Annual Hourly Wage
Bakers 2,120 $21,880 $10.52
Bartenders 6,450 $19,690 $9.46
Butchers & Meat Cutters 2,980 $28,000 $13.46
Chefs & Head Cooks 2,520 $34,180 $16.43
Cooks, Fast Food 14,530 $17,360 $8.35
Cooks, Short Order 3,970 $19,260 $9.26
Food Service Managers 8,920 $42,140 $20,26
Hosts and Hostesses 8,130 $18,160 $8.73

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014


Culinary & Hospitality Industry in Tennessee Statistics

  • SalarybyState.org – the average culinary salary for job posting in Tennessee are 6% lower than the average nationwide in March of 2013.
  • BLS* – In May of 2014, there were 2,520 Chefs & Head Cooks in the state of Tennessee
  • BLS – the average salary for these Chefs & Head Cooks was $$34,180
  • Tennessee Dept of Labor – Average Hourly Wage for Chefs & Head Cooks is $21.42

 

The Restaurant Industry in Tennessee

After you finish culinary school or restaurant management school you are going to find Tennessee a great state for starting your career. The restaurant industry is flourishing in the state with $10.5 billion in annual sales.

According to restaurant.org:

  • There were 10,267 eating and drinking places in Tennessee in 2014
  • $10.5 billion in restaurant sales projected 2015
  • Restaurants will account for 291,400 (10%) jobs in Tennessee in 2015
  • By 2025 the projections are 323,100 jobs. (10.9% job growth)

 

Culinary – Baking/Pastry – Hospitality Management Schools in Tennessee

Murfreeboro, TN


Nashville, TN


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