America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools


Hands-on kitchen classes and practical field experience help define the measure of success.

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Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Campuses: Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado
Founded: Austin (formerly Culinary Academy of Austin) was founded in 2001; Boulder (formerly Culinary School of the Rockies) was founded in 1994. Both became Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts campuses in 2010.
Degrees/Programs: Certificates in Culinary Arts and in Baking and Pastry.

Columbus State Community College

Campus: Columbus, Ohio
Founded: 1963
Degrees/Programs: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking and Pastry, Culinary Apprenticeship, and Restaurant and Foodservices Management.

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Campuses: Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena (Greystone), California; San Antonio, Texas
Founded: 1946
Degrees/Programs: Bachelor’s Degrees in Culinary Arts Management, Baking and Pastry Arts Management, or Culinary Science; Associate Degrees in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts.

El Centro College

Campus: Dallas, Texas
Founded: 1970
Degrees/Programs: Applied Associate Degrees in Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts, or Food and Hospitality Service.

Faulkner State Community College

Campuses: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Founded: 1996
Degrees/Programs: Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Certificate Programs, and Training Certificates in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, Pastry and Baking, Hospitality Management, and Events Planning.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Campuses: Jacksonville, Florida
Founded: 1990
Degrees/Programs: Associate of Science Degree in Hospitality or Culinary Management, Certificate in Food and Beverage Management; Certificate in Culinary Arts.

Indian Hills Community College

Campus: Ottumwa, Iowa
Founded: 1984
Degrees/Programs: Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Bakery Program and in Chef Program.



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