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Culinary Arts Schools in Oklahoma

Don't think Oklahoma is a foodie kind of state? Surprise! Aspiring chefs can look forward to Oklahoma’s reputation for delicious comfort food, barbeque and more following culinary school. However, this state is also no stranger to fine dining: renowned chefs Robert and Ouida Merrifield are two of the nation's hottest chefs, and they operate one of the best restaurants in the state. Additionally, Oklahoma is home to some fantastic produce and food products, an official agritourism program dedicated to helping small farms, Slow Food groups, and numerous wineries and vineyards.

Opportunities and Culinary Schools in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s restaurants employ approximately 10 percent of state residents, according to National Restaurant Association 2012 data. If you are thinking about a career in culinary arts, now is the time to educate yourself. Moving up in restaurant jobs can be done with professional experience alone, but if you are interested in culinary school, Oklahoma and nearby states offer select programs. Let professional training from Oklahoma culinary schools guide you to a successful career today.

Additional Resources for Culinary Students
The James Beard Foundation and renowned chefs Robert and Ouida Merrifield
Oklahoma’s official agritourism program
Oklahoma Travel and Recreation Department’s guide to the state’s culinary scene
Bureau of Labor Statistics information on chef and head cook careers

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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Oklahoma .

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3 Program(s) Found
  • Each campus features a public restaurant where culinary students work under the direction of professional chefs for real-world experience.
  • Hosts Platt College’s Food Fight, a friendly dessert competition for students held once a month.
  • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation (AFC) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • Offers programs in culinary arts, nursing, and healthcare.
  • 5 campuses in Lawton, North and Central Oklahoma City, Moore, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
  • Offers a high school diploma program through distance learning materials.
  • Specializes in distance learning courses to award diplomas.
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Offers a 10% scholarship to eligible active duty, active and drilling members of the Reserve and National Guard.
  • Its accelerated online courses allow students to learn new course material every 5 ½ weeks.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • Has been training students for creative careers since 1921. 
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  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Scheduling
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Oklahoma City | Tulsa

Other Oklahoma Culinary Schools

School Name City or Town Programs Offered
Northeast Area Vocational Technical Center Afton Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Tri-County Technical School Bartlesville Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Western Technology Center Burns Flat Culinary Arts & Related Services
Kiamichi Technology Center Idabel Culinary Arts
Francis Tuttle Area Vocational Technical Center Oklahoma City Culinary Arts
Metro Area Vocational Technical School District 22 Oklahoma City Baker Assistant
Platt College Oklahoma City Culinary Arts
Oklahoma State University - Okmulgee Okmulgee Culinary Arts
Pioneer Area Vocational Technical School Ponca City Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Carl Albert State College Poteau Culinary Arts
Northeast Area Vocational Technical School Pryor Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Meridian Technology Center Stillwater Culinary Arts
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater Foods & Nutrition Studies
Northeastern State University Tahlequah Hospitality Services Management
Tulsa Community College Tulsa Hospitality Services Management
Tulsa Tech Tulsa Culinary Arts