Culinary Schools – Baking & Pastry Schools
Hospitality & Restaurant Management Schools in Washington
Looking for a top culinary or hospitality school in Washington? We've selected the top culinary and hospitality programs in the state of Washington for your review. Find a campus that interests you, and click on the link for more information.
Named after George Washington, the "Evergreen State" of Washington is home to the urban cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Vancouver, in addition to the natural beauty of sites like Mount Ranier, Puget Sound, Mount St. Helens, and numerous wildlife areas.
With such a diversity of living environments in one state, it's no surprise that Washington is home to a well-rounded economy, from Starbucks to agriculture. As such, Washington state is a great place to live if you're considering a career in the culinary arts or hospitality management.
Read, Read and Read Some MoreOne of the best suggestions I have for anyone thinking of going to culinary school or just getting into the restaurant industry is to read everything you can get your hands on. Learn from professional chefs who have worked in the industry and those who have taught in culinary schools.
There are many great books available to get you started in your culinary education and I suggest you read as much as possible before making that big decision to make sure this is the right move for you. Below is just a sample of books you might be interested in checking out.
For a much more comprehensive list of books for aspiring culinary, baking and restaurant management students, I suggest checking out my post on books for future culinary students and chefs.
Northwest Culinary Institute
Founded in 2004, Northwest Culinary Institute seeks to be the premier culinary school in the country. Their approach to culinary education is not like other culinary schools. NCI is taught be the accredited and certified executive chefs, many of whom have won prestigious awards such as chef of the year.
Additionally, students spend most of everyday in the kitchen perfecting their craft. Class sizes are small, learning is hands-on in a supportive environment, instructors are seasoned, award-winning chefs and students get plenty of one-on-one time with instructors.
Vancouver Campus - 2901 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661
Seattle Central College
The Seattle Culinary Academy programs at Seattle Central College emphasize classical and modern techniques that cover a wide range of cooking styles and will help you develop an appreciation for International cuisine, sustainable food practices and fine dining.
Seattle Campus - 1701 Broadway, Room 2BE2120 Seattle, WA 98122
The program provides in-depth culinary training designed to build careers in restaurants, hotels, caterers, fine bakeries, resorts and institutions offering food services. As the program unfolds, the students will focus on areas of cooking specialty and gain hands-on experience working in the Olympic Café, The Fireside Bistro and at various banquets and catered events.
Olympic College - 1600 Chester Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Blue Ribbon Cooking
Since 1995, Blue Ribbon Cooking School has been at the forefront of the Seattle food and entertaining scene, changing with the times, the trends and the needs of our clientele. Over the years our motive has been to bring the family back to the dining room table to enjoy homemade meals together.
Seattle Campus - 2501 Fairview Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102