Houston Culinary Schools: Texas-Sized Fun

CulinaryEd Columnist
May 19, 2011

No matter how magnetic the allure of a prestigious culinary school's name, few potential chefs wish to spend the years of their education in a place devoid of fun. That's why many students are searching for culinary programs in cities that offer more than just great schools. With entertainment ranging from performing arts and professional sports to museums and festivals, Houston, Texas is one city in which culinary students shouldn't have a problem finding fun.

Take a look at what Houston has to offer as part of your investigation into culinary schools in the Lone Star State.

Culinary Schools in Houston

After a week of classes, Houston culinary school students can enjoy nearly any type of performing art, as Houston is one of five cities in the United States that is home to year-round resident companies in every facet of the arts. In fact, the Theater District in downtown Houston comprises nine performing arts organizations and six performance halls.

For culinary students who prefer competitive action, there's no shortage of professional sports in this Lone Star city. Not only are major-league baseball, basketball and football teams based in Houston, there is also a women's NBA team, as well as several other sporting leagues.

In 2011, the population of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area clocked in at more than 5.5 million.

Lone Star Fun at its Finest

Besides the performing arts and professional sports available to residents of Houston, there are also plenty of museums and festivals in this big city. Potential students of Houston culinary schools should have a lot of options when it comes to finding fun outside the kitchen.


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