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Culinary Arts Schools in Utah

If you’re looking for professional cooking training, one great source is a culinary school. Utah’s restaurant scene is in an exciting stage of growth, and the state can be a great choice for those wanting to make an impact out West. Ski slopes, outdoor adventures, and city areas draw visitors each year to the state, and they, along with hungry residents, want good, quality food. Anyone doubting the state’s culinary scene can look at the slow food movement and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) present in the state, the chefs recognized by the American Culinary Federation, and the number of restaurants blazing their own unique path. Utah culinary schools can give students the environment to hone new skills before joining this exciting workforce.

The Restaurant Sector and Culinary Schools in Utah

Cooking is fun, but what is working in the sector like? The National Restaurant Association listed 4,526 eating places in Utah in 2013, and Utah restaurants in 2014 employed 111,600 people, or eight percent of the state’s residents. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that chefs and head cooks in Utah earned on average $43,310 annually in 2013, making this the highest-paying position in Utah’s restaurant sector. Of course, success in the restaurant industry depends on hard work, determination and skills. Although restaurant jobs do not require a degree, culinary schools can supply needed skills to students in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and restaurant and hotel management. So start moving forward on your career: browse through the list of culinary schools in Utah and nearby to find the schools and programs that fit your needs.

Additional Resources for Culinary Students
Utah Community Supported Agriculture information and resources
Salt Lake Tribune: Food blog, restaurant reviews and more
City Weekly: Culinary blogging and reviews of Salt Lake City’s top restaurants
National Restaurant Association quick facts on Utah’s restaurant sector
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics bls, 2013

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Find Culinary Schools in Utah by City

Draper | Salt Lake City

Other Utah Culinary Schools

School Name City or Town Programs Offered
Davis Applied Technology Center Kaysville Culinary Arts
Bridgerland Applied Technology Center Logan Basic Restaurant and Catering
Utah State University Logan Food Science
Odgen-Weber Applied Technology Center Ogden Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Utah Valley State College Orem Culinary Arts
Brigham Young University Provo Dietetics
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City Culinary Arts/Chef Training