BUSINESS LIFESTYLE NEWS Releases Its Ranking of Best Culinary Schools, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, has now published its ranking of “The 30 Best Culinary Schools.”

For this list, examined the large number of culinary schools to help prospective students better understand their offerings and make informed decisions. This article provides a definitive ranking of the top 30 culinary schools in the US and directs students with an interest in the culinary arts toward the beginnings of a worthwhile career path in food preparation, wine stewarding, restaurant management, and more. selected schools based on the (1) quality of the program, (2) types of courses provided, (3) faculty strength, (4) school awards, (5) rankings, and (6) reputation. This is an updated ranking. While the ranking continues to weigh general culinary excellence, additional consideration is given for cost and degree offerings through the schools and/or their partnerships with other universities.

“Fantastic food is a joy, and those who know how to prepare it with skill never fail to garner our appreciation,” says Dan Edelen, director of marketing services for “By focusing attention on the top culinary arts programs in America, we’re providing students with a schooling alternative. A traditional college or university won’t be everyone’s preference, and by ranking the best culinary schools, we’re giving students needed options for their education and career.”

The 30 top culinary schools, listed alphabetically:

Anne Arundel Community College – Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism Institute, Glen Burnie, Maryland
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin, Texas
Boston University Metropolitan College, Boston, Massachusetts
College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Hyde Park, New York
Culinary Studies Institute at Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana
Drexel University Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan
Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey
Institute of Culinary Education, New York, New York
International Culinary Center, New York, New York
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana
Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island
Kendall College of Culinary Arts, Chicago, Illinois
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
L’Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Metropolitan Community College Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, Vermont
Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, West Virginia
Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Arkansas
San Diego Culinary Institute, San Diego, California
Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
St. Louis Community College, Saint Louis, Missouri
Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies, Louisville, Kentucky
The Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College, New Rochelle, New York
The French Pastry School at Kennedy-King College, Chicago, Illinois
The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, Virginia
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The 30 Best Culinary Schools” from gives prospective chefs, pastry designers, sommeliers, and restaurateurs the educational advantage they seek by spotlighting America’s premier programs.


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