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Culinary Schools in San Diego

Why consider culinary school in San Diego? For one, the dining scene is anything but dull. San Diego's location on the coast means the city's restaurants offer a wide variety of fresh seafood; diners can also find authentic Mexican food, plentiful Italian restaurants in Little Italy, English pubs, modern restaurants, and a variety of ethnic eateries that offer Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisine. In addition, just an hour north of the city's downtown is a variety of large wineries and smaller, family-run vineyards. There are also dozens of farmers markets in San Diego offering fresh produce grown by local farmers. Students of San Diego culinary schools can access these resources and more.

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In 2011, chefs and head cooks working in the greater San Diego area, including Carlsbad and San Marcos, earned a mean annual salary of $54,380, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, California's Employment Development Department expects jobs for chefs in the state to increase 3.5 percent through 2018. If you're considering a career in culinary arts in or around San Diego, think about obtaining a degree from one of the culinary schools in San Diego. Although a degree isn't required for a culinary job, it can help. Research the list of San Diego culinary schools below and find out more about the culinary and pastry and baking programs available in the area.

Additional San Diego Culinary Resources
San Diego County’s list of farmers markets in San Diego
California’s Employment Development Department profile for chefs and head cooks

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Other San Diego, California Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
San Diego Mesa College Culinary Arts/Chef Training
San Diego State University Foods & Nutrition Studies
Travel University International Foodservice Management Certificate