Culinary Community Colleges

Culinary community colleges are usually a less expensive option for a culinary education. 

In fact, many community colleges, also called junior colleges, offer the greatest bargains, cost-wise, available in education.
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There are advisers for support and counseling on all matters including possible transfers to local 4-year schools. 

Community colleges sometimes have housing on the campus and campus eating facilities.

Excellent, and often unique, programs are offered.

Keep in mind that even though these schools have accreditation, they vary in their degree of quality. There is no substitute for a personal visit to the school to see for yourself if the school is right for you. It is best to have a hands-on program approach if this is what you want.

Residence in the state the college is in (see residency requirements for the college) assures a lower tuition than out-of-state students. For the most reasonable cost, see what community colleges are closest to your home location. Community colleges usually have the same services of regular 4-year schools.

This list of culinary programs at community colleges by state is in addition to our regular pages of private culinary schools by state or city.


In Birmingham

Jefferson State College Degrees in Baking and Pastry; Hospitality Mgmt ; culinary apprentice.  Jefferson State College brochure pdf

Virginia College Degrees in Baking and Confectionary and Culinary Arts Virginia College

Other culinary community colleges locations in Alabama:

Bishop State Community College In Mobile - Degree and certificate programs in Commercial Food Service. Bishop State Community College - Mobile

Faulkner State Community College Gulf Shores - Degree programs in Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts; Certificates in Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts.  Faulkner State Community College


Scottsdale Community College-The Gulf Coast Culinary Institute Scottsdale near Phoenix - Degree in culinary arts Scottsdale Community College


See California Culinary Colleges 


Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs - Degrees in Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts; certificates in Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts. Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs

Pueblo Community College Pueblo (south of Colorado Springs and Denver) - Degrees in Culinary Arts Production and Culinary Management Pueblo Community College


Manchester Community College Degree or certificate in Food Service Management - ten minutes to Hartford - award-winning college on 160 acres Manchester Community College


Delaware Technical and Community College Newark - Degrees in Culinary Arts Technology and Food Service Management Technology  Delaware Technical and Community College


See Florida Culinary Community Colleges


Hawaii Community College - Kona and Hilo CampusesKealakekua, HI and Hilo, HI - Degree in Food Services  Hawaii Community College

Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI - Degrees in Food Services: Culinary Arts and Food Services: Patisserie; Certificate in Culinary Arts Kapiolani Community College

Kauai Community College Lihue, HI - Degree in Culinary Arts Kauai Community College - Hawaii University System on Kauai

Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI - on Oahu - part of Univ of Hawaii - Degree in Food Services Leeward Community College

University of Hawaii Maui College Kahului in Maui - Degree programs in Culinary Arts and Culinary Arts: Baking Specialty - great dining facilities - the regular program is 2 years Maui College Community College


College of Western Idaho Boise Degree in Culinary Arts College of Western Idaho

Idaho State University Pocatello - Degree or certificate in Culinary Arts Technology  Idaho State University


See Illinois Culinary Colleges (Community Colleges)


Ivy Tech Community College There are five locations for Ivy Tech: Indianapolis; Muncie; South Bend; Fort Wayne and Gary. Ivy Tech Community College

The Chef's Academy at Harrison College Indianapolis - Degree programs in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts  The Chef's Academy at Harrison College in Indianapolis


Des Moines Area Community College Degree in Culinary Arts and Certificate in Chef Apprentice Des Moines Area Community College

Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA Degree in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Bakery and Diploma in Chef Program - prepares for certification from ACF - new state-of-the-art kitchen  Indian Hills Community College

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs - Degree in Culinary Arts - participates in Iowa beef and pork competitions  Iowa Western Community College

Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids - 2 year culinary arts degree program - students have practical experience at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center - travel opportunities Kirkwood Community College


Johnson County Community College Overland Park - Degrees in Chef Apprenticeship and Food and Beverage Management Johnson County Community College


Jefferson Community College Louisville, KY - Degree in Culinary Arts and Advanced Degree in Culinary Arts  Jefferson Community College in Louisville

Sullivan University - National Center for Hospitality Studies Louisville and Lexington campuses - Louisville features Degrees in Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts and Lexington features Degree in Culinary Arts - private college - students run the cafe, restaurant and bakery. Sullivan University

West Kentucky Community and Technical CollegePaducah - Degree in Culinary Arts and Diploma in Culinary Arts West Kentucky Community and Technical College


Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City - Certificate in Culinary Arts  Bossier Parish Community College

Delgado Community College New Orleans - Degree in Culinary Arts Apprentice and Certificate in Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Delgado Community College


Southern Maine Community College Portland - Degree in Culinary Arts Southern Maine Community College


Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD - Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management - Culinary Arts Option  Anne Arundel Community College

Baltimore International College Baltimore - Degree in Cooking and Baking; Degree in Culinary Arts; Degree in Pastry and Baking Baltimore International Community College


Holyoke Community College Holyoke Culinary Arts CertificateHolyoke Community College


See Michigan Culinary Colleges


St. Paul College Saint Paul, MN - Degree in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Culinary Arts Saint Paul Community & Technical College

More Culinary Community Colleges:


East Central College Union - Degree in Culinary Arts East Central College

Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield - Degree in Culinary Arts Ozarks Technical Community College

St. Louis Community College Saint Louis - Degrees in Baking and Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts St. Louis Community College


Metropolitan Community College Omaha - Degrees in Culinary Arts and Management - Bakery and Pastry; Culinary Arts and Management - Chef's Apprenticeship; Culinary Arts and Management - Culinary Arts Metropolitan Community College

Southeast Community College Lincoln - Degree in Food Service Hospitality: Culinary Arts Focus Southeas Community College


College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Casino Management; Certificate in Htel, Restaurant and Casino Management College of Southern Nevada  See more on Page 2, N-W.

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