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Culinary Schools in Denver

To discover the flavors in Denver would be to taste the West in all its glory. Many restaurants offer barbecue, steak, and contemporary American food reminiscent of dishes cooked on the ranch. However, those who are in the mood for more international cuisine can still find Asian, Latin, Italian, Mexican, and even French and American fusion dishes. Additional food resources include many farmers markets around the city during the summer and fall and the Great American Beer Festival held each September. Overall, diners have their pick of more than 300 fine dining restaurants in the city and surrounding area. It’s easy to say that students of Denver culinary schools have many resources at their fingertips.

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There are advantages to working and cooking in the Denver area: the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that average chef and head cook annual wages for the Denver metropolitan area came to $48,970 in 2011. Perhaps another draw is diners' generosity: the Denver Business Journal reported that Denver ranks third among cities where diners tip the highest, at 19.5 percent. Denver is a great place for students looking to start their culinary careers, and the culinary schools in Denver can lead the way. Although some chefs build their career on restaurant experience alone, a culinary degree can help increase job prospects and give you the skills you need to reach your career goals. Browse through the list of the culinary schools Denver has to offer to get started.

Additional Resources for Denver Culinary Students
Bureau of Labor Statistics geographic profiles for chef and head cook careers
Denver.com listings of the city’s restaurants

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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To Table® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
  • Accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • Numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to students who qualify.
  • 2 campuses located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
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Penn Foster , Online
  • 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.
  • Profiled in many publications such as The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and  Inside Higher Ed.
  • Founding member of the National Home Study Council in 1926 (now DETC).
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
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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.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • 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.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • 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 Denver, Colorado Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking Culinary Arts
Emily Griffith Opportunity School Culinary Arts
Johnson & Wales University - Denver Campus Bachelors Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
Metropolitan State College of Denver Hospitality, Tourism & Events Major
University of Denver Hospitality Services Management