dcsimg

Many cities can be good locations to try and start a culinary career

by Olivia DeWolfe
CulinaryEd Columnist
February 15, 2011

Las Vegas is a culinary hotspot.One of the great aspects of being a chef is the increased ability to make a living virtually anywhere. But should you? Some cities are better than others when it comes to culinary schools, quality ingredients and a culinary arts bar set high enough to attract the chefs who make great food and the gourmands who eat it.

5 Featured Culinary Arts Cities

  1. In addition to being known for its night life, Las Vegas is a mecca for innovative food and lavish environs, attracting chefs like Wolfgang Puck and clients who want to be impressed by the food as much as the entertainment.
  2. New Orleans is a natural choice to want to cook due to its unique blend of cultures and flavors. The arts and music scene draws plenty of tourists hankering for Creole specialties like Kit Wohl's Shrimp and Tasso Henican with Five-Pepper Jelly and Hot Sauce Beurre Blanc.
  3. Teeming with the influence of flavors and eaters from the world over, New York City has everything a chef needs to stay inspired and creative. Considering the culinary schools in and around the city, the Big Apple is an ideal place for an aspiring chef.
  4. Home to more than 4,300 restaurants, San Francisco is a city passionate about eating, with its Napa wines, year-round fresh produce and access to Pacific seafood. Alice Waters is a good example of the kind of culinary arts visionaries you can find in San Francisco.
  5. With its local Chesapeake Bay flavors, vivid international food scene, and so many visitors and residents, Washington D.C. has a huge variety of eating venues from familiar to funky to five star.


If you want to be a chef and you're able to make a life anywhere, consider relocating to one of these culinary hotspots to try and give your career a blazing start.

Culinary Art Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            Culinary Arts
            • Received the 2015 and 2013 “Cooking School of the Year” Award of Excellence from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • Externship opportunities are available at numerous famous New York City restaurants.
            • Campus is located near downtown Manhattan, within walking distance of many popular attractions such as the Radio City Music Hall.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Professional Culinary Arts
            • Hands-on culinary education with focused attention on each student
            • An ACCSC School of Excellence with multiple “Best Vocational Cooking School” awards*
            • 15,000 graduates, including celebrities like Bobby Flay, David Chang, and Christina Tosi*
            • Programs in Culinary Entrepreneurship, Professional Culinary Arts, Professional Pastry Arts, and much more
            • Campuses in New York and Silicon Valley with nearby housing available
            Show more [+]
            Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Culinary Arts
            Get the experience you need to succeed in the exciting and fast growing culinary field at Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts. We offer the flexibility of day or evening classes, experienced faculty, and small class sizes for plenty of personalized attention. Internship opportunities and financial aid are available for students who qualify.
            AAS Degree in Culinary Arts
            • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To Table® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
            • Numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to students who qualify.
            • Accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
            • 2 campuses located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Culinary Arts and Food Services
            • Has been training students in the culinary arts since 1946.
            • Teaches hands-on culinary training in French, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and American cooking, along with professional baking and pastry techniques.
            • Helps students gain professional skills in culinary management.
            • Offers an Italian Culinary Arts program where students get to externship in Italy.
            • Its instructors are respected chefs who put their dedication and life experiences into their instruction.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

            Sullivan University is Kentucky's largest private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. At Sullivan University, we focus on in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. Whether you're a high school student considering college for the first time, an adult returning to school or someone seeking professional development, you'll be surprised at the variety and range of alternatives Sullivan University offers. 

            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Search Schools Near You
            Subject :
            Degree :
            Zip Code :
            Culinary Articles
            10 Colleges with Delicious Dining Hall Food
            Forget boring college cafeteria dining: campus food can be both healthy and delicious. Here's a look at 10 colleges where you might actually enjoy getting your grub on.
            Four International Cuisines Influencing the American Foodscape
            Ethnic cuisines are an integral part of America's culinary landscape, and none more so than these perennial favorites.
            5 Ethnic Cuisines for Serious Foodies
            Love food? Want to broaden your culinary horizons? These five international cuisines might be an excellent starting place.
            Healthy home cooked meals can improve health, longevity and family social community
            Read how cooking at home rather than eating out can help you live longer, reduce the risk of cancer and improve family dynamics. Not only has cooking at home become the hip choice, it's also become the smart choice.