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Culinary Schools in Georgia: Find Culinary Arts Colleges

There's no denying it: People in Georgia love good food. From familiar soul food to new favorites with international flair, foodies from all over the state can celebrate good eats and culinary arts. Georgia's unique cooking scene also creates unique opportunities for culinary arts students. The state's Southern hospitality legacy has evolved into a competitive restaurant scene and provides ample opportunities for students to gain valuable training in the preparation of world-class cuisine and food service management. Students can explore international cuisine in metro-Atlanta, regional foods in south Georgia with locally-grown crops, and gain experience cooking with fresh seafood from the coastal areas.

Georgia culinary arts schools and employment

Data from the National Restaurant Association indicates that culinary arts have a huge impact on Georgia in four key areas: profitability and entrepreneurship, jobs and careers, food and healthy living, and sustainability and social responsibility. The NRA asserts that one-in-10 members of Georgia's workforce are employed in the state's restaurants, and employment is slated to rise by over 14 percent through 2014. Additionally, Georgia's expanding tourism sector and growing population offers numerous opportunities for careers in the hospitality industry, namely in specialty and commercial baking and dining and lodging establishments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) indicated the mean annual income for Georgia's chefs and head cooks was $42,970 in May 2013, making this one of the higher-paying career choices in the state's food service sector.

Though a culinary arts degree isn't necessary to enter the food service industry, it can give students the valuable experience needed to land a top job. A degree from a Georgia culinary arts school can help ensure that a job candidate has both the technical knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the kitchen.

Sources:

Georgia Restaurant Industry at a Glance, National Restaurant Association, 2014, http://www.restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/State-Statistics/2014/georgia

Georgia, State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, May 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ga.htm#35-0000

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Other Georgia Culinary Schools

School Name City or Town Programs Offered
Albany Technical Institute Albany Culinary Arts
Georgia State University School of Hospitality Administration Atlanta Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality
North Georgia Technical College - Blairsville Campus Blairsville AAT Degree in Culinary Arts
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick Hospitality Management
West Georgia Technical Institute Lagrange Culinary Arts
Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville Culinary Arts
Culinary Institute at Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta Culinary Arts Degree
Culinary Institute of Savannah At Savannah Technical Institute Savannah AAT Degree in Culinary Arts
Georgia Southern University Statesboro Hotel & Restaurant Management
North Georgia Technical College - Currahee Campus Toccoa Culinary Arts (AAS)