Saturday, September 11, 2010

Yet Another List For You To Ponder On

Determining the top 10 culinary schools in the United States is, of course, a subjective matter. There is more than one way to decide what the top school is, and everyone might have their own different set of criteria to judge these various schools and programs on. Some people might put more emphasis on the prestige of the school, while others might judge the programs on the chefs that have attended them, and others might be more interested in the programs teaching with more innovative techniques or using the best equipment. The following list of the top 10 culinary schools,
These are the top 10 culinary schools in the United States of 2009 according to the Chef2Chef community
  1. Texas Culinary Academy, Austin TX
  2. Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park Campus, Hyde Park NY
  3. French Culinary Institute, New York NY
  4. JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, Philadelphia PA
  5. Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Scottsdale AZ
  6. Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids MI
  7. New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier VT
  8. Orlando Culinary Academy, Orlando FL, 21 votes
  9. The Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas TX
  10. Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI
Now, if this were a list of the top 10 culinary schools in the world, it would be a completely different matter altogether. The Cordon Bleu in France would most likely be at the top of the list, for starters, as well as several other prestigious schools throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. The Culinary Institute of America would definitely still be on the list, but smaller schools like Grand Rapids Community College would not. But if you're going to attend culinary school in the U.S., these are the schools more professionals recommen