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Culinary Schools in Baltimore

It's practically impossible to talk about Baltimore food culture without talking about the Charm City's legendary love for crab. But in addition to the crab soup, crab dip and crab cakes served in this vibrant metropolis, gastropubs, food trucks, and ethnic fusion restaurants galore have popped up in recent years, and Baltimore chefs, including veterans of Top Chef, continue to add diversity and quality to the city's culinary scene. Depending on their chosen culinary school, students can learn the subtleties of management, fine dining or pastry baking. It's all up to you when it comes to choosing what to do with your professional chef training, but a Baltimore culinary school education could help spice up skills and give you an edge when developing a career.

Find Culinary Schools in Baltimore- Jobs and Economic Indicators

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that chefs and head cooks working in the Baltimore area earned a yearly median wage of $40,930 in 2013. What's more, over 100,000 food preparers and servers worked in Baltimore's share of the 11,015 bars and restaurants in Maryland in 2013, and the National Restaurant Association indicates that Maryland eateries are projected to generate roughly $10.6 billion in revenue for 2014. To discover more about Baltimore culinary schools and plan for your cooking career, look through the list of schools and colleges below.

Additional Baltimore Culinary Resources
The Baltimore Sun: The Baltimore Diner blog
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Chef and head cook career information
National Restaurant Association NRA, Maryland

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Baltimore

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Its first location, in Paris, officially opened its doors as a culinary school in 1895.
  • Teaches students by having them spend significant time in the kitchen practicing precision techniques.
  • Provide hands-on training from instructors who are certified, master chefs.
  • Offer flexible schedules and online programs.
  • Has 30 schools worldwide, spanning 5 continents, including 17 campuses in the U.S.
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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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  • Offers more than 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.
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
  • Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
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Other Baltimore, Maryland Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
Baltimore City Community College Hospitality
Baltimore International College Baker/Pastry Chef
Morgan State University Hospitality Management