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Culinary Arts Schools in Ohio

Considering an Ohio culinary school? This state has more culinary innovations and traditions going for it than first meets the eye. You probably recognize long-loved popular dishes in Ohio like barbeque, Salisbury steak, beef brisket, pork, pie, and various forms of delicious chili cooked to perfection by Ohio chefs. But Ohio also has local artisan products, wines, and innovative foods that continue to inspire a generation of new chefs. Restaurants’ partnering with local farms for fresh produce is a rising trend throughout the country, and Ohio eateries and bistros are no exception. Iron Chef Michael Symon, after all, hails from Cleveland and continues to create his sizzling fares in home state. The Ohio culinary scene truly has much to offer.

Ohio Culinary Schools and Restaurant Sector

Ohio’s restaurant sector is an important aspect of the state’s economy. Tallying restaurant numbers, the National Restaurant Association reported 21,896 restaurants in 2013. In 2014, Ohio restaurants were projected to register $17.8 billion in sales. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that chefs and head cooks in 2013 earned an average salary of $41,230.

Although a degree isn’t required to land a restaurant job, it can help build important skills. A range of degrees in different subject areas, including culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hotel and restaurant management can be found in the culinary schools Ohio has to offer. Check out the list below of culinary schools in Ohio and nearby to start transforming your passion into a culinary career today.

Additional Information on Ohio Culinary Arts
Cleveland Foodie blog on local eats and treats
Our Ohio article on restaurants using local farm produce and non-profit Local Matters on local Ohio food
Food Channel’s biography of Top Chef Micheal Symon
National Restaurant Association statistics on Ohio’s restaurant sector
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, 2013

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Other Ohio Culinary Schools

School Name City or Town Programs Offered
University of Akron Main Campus Akron Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Ashland County - West Holmes Career Center Ashland Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Ashland University Ashland Hospitality Services Management
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green Foods & Nutrition Studies
International Arts and Science Institute Chesterland Culinary Arts
Midwest Culinary Institute At Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati Culinary Arts Technology
Professional Bartending Schools of America Cincinnati Bartending/Bar Management
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati Hospitality Management
Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland Culinary Arts
Bradford School - Columbus Columbus Culinary Arts
Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford School. Columbus Culinary Arts
Columbus State Community College Columbus Culinary Apprenticeship Major
Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus Food Sciences and Tech.
Sinclair Community College Dayton Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Lorain County Community College Elyria Culinary Arts
Kent State University-Main Campus Kent Hospitality Management
Lakeland Community College Kirtland Culinary Arts
Hocking Technical College Nelsonville Baking
Ursuline College Pepper Pike Hospitality Services Management
Tiffin University Tiffin Hospitality Services Management
Owens Community College - Toledo Campus Toledo Culinary Arts
Central State University Wilberforce Hospitality Management
Youngstown State University Youngstown Hospitality Services Management
Zane State College Zanesville Culinary Arts/Chef Training