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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.

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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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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