Culinary - Baking & Pastry - Hospitality Management Schools in Seattle
Seattle is a vibrant, upscale city in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The city boasts great coffee, wonderful restaurants, local wineries and breweries. The city has four professional sports teams, the Mariners (baseball), Seahawks (football), Sonics (men’s basketball) and Storm (women’s basketball).
Seattle is a cultural center for the Northwest, with the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Art Museum and the Wink Luke Asian Museum along with many other museums and events. Although Seattle is definitely urban, outdoor activities abound. You can visit the arboretum at Washington Park, ski at Mount Rainier, go sailing on the Sound, hike in the Cascades. You can explore the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island, drive south to the ocean beaches or north to Canada.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.
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.
The International Culinary School at the Art Institutes
The International Culinary School at the Art Institutes - 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.
Seattle Campus – 2323 Elliott Ave. – Seattle, WA 98121
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
Bon Vivant School of Cooking
Bon Vivant offer many levels of participation from our mixed presentation Series Classes to intensive hands-on Single Classes for everyone from the experienced “foodie” to the beginning cook. The goal of our classes is for you to acquire the expertise you need to enjoy cooking and feel successful in the kitchen whether you are an experienced or beginning cook.
Seattle Campus - 4925 NE 86th St Seattle WA 98115
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