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Culinary Schools in Sacramento

Only a short way from the melting pot that is the San Francisco Bay area, California's capital city has much to offer to culinary students. Surrounded by farmland, Sacramento has a diverse selection of restaurants and is close to some of the world's most highly-renowned wine country. Farmers markets are offered nearly every day of the week and several food festivals occur throughout the year. A sampling of food festivals includes the Sacramento Banana Festival, the Sacramento Mobile Food Festival, and Raley’s Grape Escape. Dine Downtown, Sacramento's restaurant week, highlights new, unique locations and helps new chefs showcase their talents. Certainly, the  food opportunities in the Central Valley are one part of why students choose to attend culinary school in Sacramento.

Tapping into Abundance at Culinary Schools in Sacramento

The state of California currently has some 1.54 million people employed in the restaurant industry, according to the National Restaurant Association. And as noted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, chefs in the Sacramento area made a median annual wage of $21.71 an hour in 2013.

Experience is essential when building a culinary career, but a degree can help. Culinary schools in Sacramento help to provide the opportunity to pursue a career and a passion; look through the list of Sacramento culinary schools below to learn more.

Additional Resources on Sacramento Culinary Arts
Edible Sacramento: Food blog and magazine
SacFoodies blog regarding notable food in Sacramento
National Restaurant Association and California’s restaurant industry at a glance
Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, 2013

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Sacramento

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  • Students spend significant time in the kitchen practicing precision techniques.
  • Programs provide hands-on training from instructors who are certified, master chefs.
  • The first Le Cordon Bleu school officially opened its doors as a culinary school in Paris in 1895.
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  • Its career-focused online and hybrid programs are designed to address the skills gap in America.
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
  • Offers over 150 self-paced, career-relevant programs that are connected to a supportive 24/7 online community of students and faculty.
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  • Founding member of the National Home Study Council in 1926 (now DETC).
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
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  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
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  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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Other Sacramento, California Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
American River College Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management
Skills and Business Ed Center - Sacramento City Usd Culinary Arts & Related Services