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Culinary Schools in Atlanta

Why consider an Atlanta culinary school? This booming city has developed into one of the top metropolitan areas in the U.S. As residents, business travelers, and tourists flock to the Georgia city and its surrounding areas, the demand for culinary talent grows. In the heart of the south, Atlanta offers all types of cuisine from soul food to Cuban to Pan-Asian to contemporary American. Georgia as a whole has a major agricultural industry as a top producer of broilers (young chickens), peanuts, pecans, rye, tomatoes, and the state's signature peaches. These resources, among others, are available to Atlanta culinary school students and chefs.

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Chefs and head cooks working in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan area earned mean annual wages of $48,560, according to 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And according to the National Restaurant Association, job opportunities in the restaurant industry are expected to grow more than 15 percent in the entire state from 2012 to 2022. This job growth, considered to be faster than average, could result in the creation of nearly 58,000 new jobs in the state over this time period.

Although kitchen experience is important when pursuing a career in the Peach State or elsewhere, a degree can be advantageous. If you're interested in researching Atlanta culinary schools, check out the list below. Whether you want to work your finger tips into a pastry and baking career or just gain overall basic kitchen knowledge, culinary schools in Atlanta could be the measuring tool for your next step.

Additional Atlanta Culinary Resources
Georgia Department of Labor and the state’s occupational outlook
Bureau of Labor Statistics information on a culinary education and job opportunities

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Other Atlanta, Georgia Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
Georgia State University School of Hospitality Administration Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality