Are you a hard worker who loves to cook? If so, a career in the culinary arts may be for you. A culinary arts school in greater Los Angeles can help to prepare you to work in a high demand, diverse, and rapidly growing part of the country. Los Angeles is second only to Los Vegas in its speed of growth and that means more hungry people and more jobs for graduates of culinary arts schools.
But where in greater Los Angeles should you go to culinary arts school? The following may help point you in the right direction:
6370 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90028
866 548 2223
The Kitchen Academy features an accelerated program where you can earn a Professional Culinary Arts degree in as little as 30 weeks. There is no traditional classroom instruction-all teaching is hands on and classes are small so students can get individual attention. Instruction starts with the basics and moves to advanced techniques. The kitchen is up to date with everything needed for the most complex of dishes. The culinary training culminates with an externship. After graduation the career staff will help place the student.
Students must be high school graduates or have a GED. The school will help students get financial aid.
The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, Culinary Arts
2900 31st St,
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
The Art Institute has several programs including culinary arts, restaurant management, culinary management, and catering management. Facilities are up to date. The school emphasizes traditional, fundamental cooking skills and teaches the realities of working in restaurants.
Financial aid is available. The school will also assist the student to find part time work while attending school and full time work upon graduation.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical School
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90015
213 763 7000
Trade Tech has been running its culinary arts program for 75 years. The program is accredited by the Culinary Federation Education Institute (ACFEI). Chef’s de Cuisine of California, the Epicurean Society, and the Round Table for Women in Food Service support the program.
Training at Trade Tech will result in an A.A. degree in Culinary Arts. It consists of four semesters of culinary arts and 18 units of general education. Class time is divided between lecture-demonstration and hands on experience at the school’s commercial kitchens. Students learn in the school’s two restaurants, cafeteria, and catering service.
The schools assists with finding part time and full time work.
Students may apply for loans, scholarships, and grants.
California School of Culinary Arts, Pasadena
521 East Green St.
Pasadena Ca 91101
626 229 1300
The California School of Culinary Arts is one of the few schools in the United States that is partnered with Le Cordon Bleu International and its graduates will receive Le Cordon Bleu diplome. It is also affiliated with the American Culinary Federation.
Students are required to have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
Co-teaching is stressed and students benefit from guest faculty from Le Cordon Blue International. The school maintains a gourmet restaurant in which students can learn in a real working environment. All programs finish with a 360 hour externship, many of which lead to full time employment.
You now have a few schools to consider. Bon appetite!