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Culinary Schools in Phoenix

Culinary schools in Phoenix can put students smack dab in the middle of Arizona's Southwest dining scene. Residents and visitors alike enjoy an astounding range of dining choices, including Cuban, Cajun, French, Fusion, Mesa, Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, and students can discover opportunities to explore diverse cooking techniques in school. Within the greater Phoenix-Scottsdale area, there are 11 Zagat-selected top establishments serving state wines, as well as restaurants serving Native American, Mexican, French and Japanese cuisine. Phoenix culinary schools put students a fork's-length away from innovative chefs hard at work in the culinary, baking and pastry fields.

Training through Culinary Schools in Phoenix

Newly-minted graduates can look for jobs with any of the 8,000 plus drinking and dining establishments located in the state. Already some 260,200 people are estimated to work in the state's dining industry, according to the National Restaurant Association. Additionally, some 42,800 new jobs could be created in the sector by 2022, according to the NRA. Training in the culinary field could pay off, at least considering that chefs and head cooks working in the area in 2011 earned mean annual wages of $47,980, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of course, hands-on kitchen and menu-planning experience are indispensable assets in the profession; Phoenix culinary schools could help by providing the space to acquire important kitchen skills and internships to integrate the practical and inventive. Check out the list of culinary schools in Phoenix below to start figuring out how you can make a start in the kitchen.

Additional Phoenix Culinary Resources
National Restaurant Association fast facts on Arizona restaurants
Zagat picks out top Phoenix-Scottsdale Restaurants

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