Culinary Schools Covington LA

Many of the top chefs became successful without a cooking degree, but most agree that earning a culinary degree is the best way to kick off a stellar cooking career. Read this article to learn how to attend a culinary school.

Maison Re Farm Gourmet Cooking Instruction
(985) 796-8103
76251 Highway 1077
Folsom, LA
 
College Street Technical & Industrial
(337) 217-4370, ext. 5304
736 E. College Street
Lake Charles, LA
 
(504) 280-6385
Lake Front
New Orleans, LA
 
Kay Ewings Cooking School
(225) 751-0698
16016 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Nicholls State University Chef (John Folse Culinary Institute)
(985) 449-7091
107 Gouaux Hall
Thibodaux, LA
 
Louisiana Culinary Institute
(225) 769-8820
10550 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
# of Undergrads
60
School Information
Private
Setting
Mid-sized city

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Lafitte Guest House Cooking School
(504) 581-2678
1003 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA
 
Delgado Community College (Culinary Arts Program)
(504) 483-4208
615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA
 
Louisiana Tech University (Nutrition and Dietetics)
(318) 257-3275
305 Wisteria Street
Ruston, LA
 
Crescent City Bartending School
(504) 822-3362
209 N. Broad St
New Orleans, LA
 
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Culinary Schools

Many of the country's top chefs became successful without a cooking degree, but most agree that earning a culinary degree is the best way to kick off a stellar cooking career. So, though you may be a natural-born chef, you could probably benefit from a little fine-tuning. Attending cooking school gives you the opportunity to gain an immense amount of information in a concentrated period of time, and the diploma you earn can help open doors.

Deciding to attend cooking school is obviously a personal decision and where you choose to attend is dependent on several factors, most of which have everything to do with your unique situation. How long you want to be in school, how much you can afford to pay, and whether or not you want to specialize in a specific area are all things to consider when choosing a school.

Make contact
As with any important decision, you need to start by gathering information, and the best way to do that is by contacting schools directly, either in person or over the phone. If you're not sure about which schools to look into, you may want to consider asking chefs in your area about any schools they recommend and then use the Internet to explore these schools further before you contact them.

If you request written information, make sure you read everything thoroughly before you call or make a visit. (You may find some of your questions are already answered in the school's marketing materials.)

Author: Amy Ambler

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