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.

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Training through Culinary Schools in Phoenix

Newly-minted graduates can look for jobs with any of the 9,077 plus drinking and dining establishments located in the state. Already some 265,400 people are estimated to work in the state's dining industry, according to the National Restaurant Association. Additionally, some 41,500 new jobs could be created in the sector by 2024, 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 2013 earned mean annual wages of $51,680, 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
Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, 2013

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            Culinary Arts (D)
            • Program areas include Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, and more
            • Students are taught cooking styles from around the globe, including Classical European, Asian, and Latin cuisine
            • Curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as a chef, with course topics that include Culinary Techniques, Management by Menu, and Nutrition
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef
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            Italian Culinary Experience
            • Hands-on culinary education with focused attention on each student
            • An ACCSC School of Excellence with multiple “Best Vocational Cooking School” awards*
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            Diploma 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).
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            Other Phoenix, Arizona Culinary Schools

            School Name Programs Offered
            Phoenix College Culinary Studies/Food & Nutrition