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Culinary Schools in Baton Rouge

Foodies are mistaken to overlook the culinary scene in Baton Rouge for that of New Orleans; this capital city has numerous culinary gems. Many Baton Rouge chefs are renowned for their Cajun and Creole cooking, by far the most famous cuisine of the region, and additional ethnic restaurants round out the city’s wide range of culinary offerings. In all, visitors coming to Baton Rouge for its Mardi Gras festivals, LSU football games, museums, and downtown shopping join residents in eating out. Serious foodies can additionally check out the city’s Fête Rouge festival, put on by the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society. If you’re interested in joining this city’s food scene and want to develop your professional cooking skills, look over the list of Baton Rouge culinary schools to start researching available programs and degrees.

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Virginia College , Baton Rouge
  • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
  • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
  • Full tuition cost provided up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
  • Career services associates can help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
  • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
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The New England Culinary Institue was co-founded by Fran Voigt in 1980. Their vision was to create a unique educational institution based on the medical school model of 'learn-by-doing' training in real-life situations.
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Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.
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  • Students spend significant time in the kitchen practicing precision techniques.
  • Programs provide hands-on training from instructors who are certified, master chefs.
  • The first Le Cordon Bleu school officially opened its doors as a culinary school in Paris in 1895.
  • Offer flexible schedules and online programs.
  • 30 schools worldwide, spanning 5 continents, including 17 campuses in the U.S.
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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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  • Offers a 10% scholarship to eligible active duty, active and drilling members of the Reserve and National Guard.
  • Its accelerated online courses allow students to learn new course material every 5 ½ weeks.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • Has been training students for creative careers since 1921. 
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Other Baton Rouge, Louisiana Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
Capital Area Technical College - Baton Rouge Campus Culinary Arts and Occupations
Louisiana Culinary Institute Advanced Baking and Pastry