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Culinary Schools in Virginia Beach

Cooking in Virginia Beach is a culinary school graduate’s dream. The quintessential Virginia Beach experience includes feasting on fresh seafood in cozy or fancy restaurants by the boardwalk, but more and more ethnic restaurants are rounding out the area’s options. You'll find a variety of popular ethnic cuisines represented on the city's restaurant lineup including Cuban, Greek, Japanese and Jewish delis. Rockfish and Lynnhaven river oysters, which were enjoyed by the early settlers, are beloved local delicacies. In addition, Virginia Beach's numerous food festivals celebrate food all year long. The Sensible Seafood Fest, Pungo Strawberry Festival and East Coast She Crab Soup Classic take place in May while wine aficionados flock to Virginia Beach for September's Beach Wine Week.

Start Your Cooking Career: Virginia Beach Culinary Schools

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, chefs and head cooks working in Virginia Beach earned mean annual wages of $43,840 as of May 2011. Statewide, restaurant jobs represented 9 percent of the Virginia economy, as reported by the National Restaurant Association, which expects employment in the sector to grow by more than 10 percent in the 2012-2022 decade. While formal culinary education is not a requirement to obtain a position in the industry, many successful chefs attend culinary school to give them the skills and credentials to help them succeed in the restaurant world. To begin chopping, peeling and prepping, take a look at the list of Virginia Beach culinary schools compiled below.

More Resources for Culinary School Students
Virginia Beach Visitor’s Bureau talks about Virginia Beach dining and culinary events
Bureau of Labor Statistics information on chef and head cook careers

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Virginia Beach

 
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Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

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School Name Programs Offered
Culinary Institute of Virginia Beach AAS degree in Culinary Arts