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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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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