Whether you are interested in becoming a professional chef, or you just want to join a few friends for a few hours of baking 101, there are cooking schools of all kinds in the greater Phoenix area.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Culinary Schools
If you are looking for a cooking school where you will make a sincere commitment, both in time and financially, to obtaining a certificate or degree in culinary arts, here are five options for you in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
Arizona Culinary Institute
The Arizona Culinary Institute was founded in 2001 and offers a diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking and Restaurant Management. Arizona Culinary Institute operates a fine dining restaurant that is open to the public. Students run the restaurant as part of their education. The Arizona Culinary Institute is located in Scottsdale.
The Art Institute of Phoenix
The Art Institute of Phoenix offers degrees and certifications in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, and the Art of Cooking. From time to time they also offer short workshops for people not enrolled in a program of study at the Institute. It is located in West Phoenix.
The Phoenix College Culinary Studies and Food Service Administration programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and training necessary for an entry level or higher career in food service fields. They offer both full time and part-time study, with evening and weekend classes available. The Phoenix College Culinary School has a restaurant that is open to the public for lunch during the spring and fall semesters. Phoenix College is located in Central Phoenix.
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale Community College started their Culinary Arts Program in 1984. Students can earn enroll in the Certificate Program or obtain an AAS Degree. The culinary school at Scottsdale Community College offers both a lunch menu and a dinner menu to the public, so their students can obtain real-life experience in the program. You can also arrange a private party to be hosted by the culinary students. Scottsdale Community College is located in Central Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Culinary Institute
The Scottsdale Culinary Institute was founded in 1986 and offers its Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts & patisserie and baking training programs. It offers comprehensive programs in Hospitality & Restaurant Management, Patisserie and Baking, and Culinary Management. Scottsdale Culinary Institute has two campuses in Scottsdale. Each one of the locations has a student-run restaurant where the public can enjoy fine cuisine while the students hone their newly acquired skills.
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