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
 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Department of Family and Consumer Sciences)
(318) 357-6361
College Ave
Natchitoches, LA
 
Cookin Cajun Cooking School
(504) 523-6425
#1 Poydras Street, Riverwalk, Store #116
New Orleans, LA
 
Louisiana Technical College, Lafayette (Culinary Arts and Occupations)
(337) 262-5962
1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, 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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Sclafani Cooking School, Inc.
(504) 833-7861
107 Gennaro Place
Metairie, LA
 
Louisiana Technical College (Culinary Arts and Occupations)
(504) 942-8333
3727 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA
 
Louisiana Technical College (Culinary Arts and Occupations Program)
(225) 359-9226
3250 N. Acadian Thruway East
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Bossier Parish Community College (Certificate of Technical Studies in Culinary Arts)
(318) 678-6000
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, 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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