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Culinary Schools in Los Angeles

Interested in Los Angeles culinary schools and food culture? This popular destination for culinary training has a restaurant scene that is so much more than just the birthplace of fast food. From the raved-about taco trucks (including Korean tacos) to nationally known upscale Italian eateries, quality traditional and eclectic fares reign supreme. Los Angeles, after all, saw the rise of Wolfgang Puck in the 1980’s and continues to feature his success. In a city with a hamburger heritage, entrepreneurial chefs such as Umami Burger’s Adam Fleischman still manage to innovate what could be commonplace food. Students of culinary schools in Los Angeles are in a great place to acquire new skills, practice techniques, and turn their passion into a career.

Good Food and Culinary School: Los Angeles Area Information

Many visitors each year come to the Los Angeles basin for the region’s varied attractions. Business from tourists and LA natives helps drive the city’s restaurant industry success. In 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan area had one of the highest chef and head cook employment levels in the country. Students of culinary arts schools, baking and pastry schools, and hotel management schools in Los Angeles have good incentives for working hard. Experience is important for moving up in the industry, but culinary arts degrees can help aspiring culinary professionals gain the cooking and business skills they need. Have a look at the culinary schools Los Angeles has to offer to find the school locations and degree programs right for you.

Additional Los Angeles Culinary Resources
Biographies on LA chefs Wolfgang Puck and Adam Fleishman
Food blogs: LA Weekly and Eater
Bureau of Labor Statistics information on chef and head cook careers

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Los Angeles

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Other Los Angeles, California Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
Chef Erics Culinary Classroom 10-Week Culinary Baking/Pastry Program - Certification Program
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Culinary Arts Associates Arts Degree