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Culinary Schools in Houston

Houston culinary schools offer aspiring chefs and culinary artists the chance to hone their skills in one of America's top food cities. Rather than following food trends, Houston expresses its unique culinary voice by incorporating local flavors and ethnic traditions in new and unusual ways, and by taking full advantage of the fresh seafood and agricultural outputs available in the area. Whether enjoying Cajun classics like crawfish étoufée or a juicy steak entree, Houston foodies know that the culinary scene in the Bayou City is unlike any other.

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Restaurant-Goers, Restaurant Careers and Houston Culinary Schools

As the fourth-largest U.S. city, Houston is home to a devoted population of food lovers. In fact, a 2011 LivingSocial Dine Out survey found that Houstonians reportedly eat out more than 270 times per year. According to 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics data, Texas as a whole has one of the highest employment levels for chefs and head cooks in the nation; chefs and head cooks working in the Houston metropolitan area earned mean annual wages of $51,630. Though formal training is not usually a requirement for jobs in the industry, culinary schools in Houston can provide aspiring chefs with the skills and confidence to pursue a culinary career in one of America's top food cities. Join the ranks of the city’s best chefs and bakers and search through our list below to discover more about the culinary schools Houston has to offer.

Additional Resources for Houston Culinary Arts Students
Houston Visitors Bureau outlines award-winning restaurants and chef-driven food tours
Houston Business Journal Blog describes Houston’s top spot in the LivingSocial Survey

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Other Houston, Texas Culinary Schools

School Name Programs Offered
Culinary Institute Alain & Marie LeNotre Baking and Pastry Arts
Houston Community College System Baking & Pastry Arts
San Jacinto College - North Campus Culinary Arts/Chef Training
University of Houston - University Park Hotel & Restaurant Management