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Culinary Arts Schools in Massachusetts

Students at Massachusetts culinary schools have the opportunity to build their skills in a state with a variety of local products and a great culinary scene. New England cuisine revolves around fresh seafood, and the clams, lobster, oysters, and fish sold at fish markets show that Massachusetts is no exception. On land, Massachusetts produces organic apples, blueberries, cranberries, maple syrup, potatoes and many other fruits and vegetables in every county. Food cooperatives offering locally-sourced farm-fresh produce help connect farmers to consumers, including chefs in the area. Massachusetts residents and visitors can check out Boston restaurants offering Indian, Iraqi, French, Mexican and other cuisines and can try regional food offerings with Eastern European roots, such as Kielbasa and pierogi, while in the western part of the state. Adding to these cuisine offerings, food festivals include the National Cranberry Festival in Carver, the Oysterfest in Wellfleet, the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival and National Indian Pudding Day. Indeed, Massachusetts offers few dull days for culinary school students and graduates.

Career Planning for Students at Culinary Schools in Massachusetts

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, head cooks and chefs working in Massachusetts earned a mean annual wage of $53,470 as of 2013. Additionally, the National Restaurant Association forecasts a 5.7 percent statewide job growth in the restaurant sector from 2014 to 2024. Most accomplished chefs will tell you that building a successful culinary career requires lots of hard work, determination, and experience in the industry. However, attending a culinary school in Massachusetts can give you a solid basis on which to build a starting position into something bigger. Have a look at the Massachusetts culinary schools listed below and start the work on mastering the art of your career.

Additional Resources for Massachusetts Culinary College Students
Boston.com: New England Fall Food Festivals
The New York Times: 36 Hours in Boston
National Restaurant Association: Massachusetts restaurant industry information
Bureau of Labor Statistics information on chef and head cook careers

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Other Massachusetts Culinary Schools

School Name City or Town Programs Offered
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Amherst Food Sciences and Tech.
Bay State College Boston Hospitality Services Management
Boston University Metropolitan College Boston Culinary Arts Program
Bunker Hill Community College Boston Culinary Arts Program-Associate in Science Degrees
Fisher College Boston Hospitality & Tourism
Massasoit Community College Brockton Culinary Arts
Newbury College-Brookline Brookline Culinary Arts/Management
Blue Hills Regional Technical School Canton Culinary Arts & Related Services
North Shore Community College Danvers Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Bristol Community College Fall River Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts
Holyoke Community College Holyoke A. S. in Hospitality Management
Middlesex Community College Lowell Culinary Arts - Hospitality Management Associate in Science in Business Administration
Lasell College Newton Hospitality & Event Management Internships
Mount Ida College Newton Hospitality Mgt-Food & Beverage Concentration
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills Hospitality Management-Associate in Science
Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable Associate in Science - Business Administration Program - Hospitality Management Concentration
Becker College - Worcester Worcester Hospitality & Tourism
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester Foodservice Management