Chef2Chef Twitter Chat: So You Want to Go to Culinary School....

This week’s Twitter chat will be all about what you need to know in order to go to culinary school.I’m predicting that this will be our best chat yet because it seems like everyone I know wants to be a professional chef or at least cook as well as a professional chef.And since our Twitter followers consist of foodies, aspiring chefs, and professional chefs, we should get some good questions as well as some great advice from those who have made the leap, attended culinary school and become a professional chef.Don’t forget that in addition to our great recipe section and our forums for aspiring and professional chefs, Chef2Chef.net provides you with all the resources you need to find the right culinary school for you if you decide to become the next Eric Ripert or Anthony Bourdain.Our culinary student hub and student blogs provide you a window into what it’s like to attend culinary school.They provide you with an accurate picture of what your future in culinary school might be like.

Here’s an extra bonus for those of you who attended last week’s chat on food safety:Preventing Food-borne Illness:Tips for Playing it Safe.

To participate in tomorrow’s chat at 10am PST, you must follow @Chef2Chef.You can follow along on Twitter or use the private room we've set up on Tweet Chat which I think makes it easier.And don’t forget to tag all of your culinary school related tweets with #chef2chef.

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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Its first location, in Paris, officially opened its doors as a culinary school in 1895.
  • Teaches students by having them spend significant time in the kitchen practicing precision techniques.
  • Provide hands-on training from instructors who are certified, master chefs.
  • Offer flexible schedules and online programs.
  • Has 30 schools worldwide, spanning 5 continents, including 17 campuses in the U.S.
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Penn Foster , Online
  • Offers more than 150 self-paced, career-relevant programs that are connected to a supportive 24/7 online community of students and faculty.
  • Profiled in many publications such as The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and  Inside Higher Ed.
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
  • Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
  • 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.
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