So my wife and I are stuck in a little debate. She's going to be attending nursing school in Utah where she is from. I want to go to the culinary institute of America at gerystone. In order for us to be able to afford the tuition she would have to do her schooling first. That's another three years away. Should I attend a local community college to get a certificate for culinary art or wait to go to the CIA? Please let me know your opinions. If it helps I really love haute cuisine. I love the art and love and passion that goes in each dish. I've always been artistic always loved art class and have been practicing my presentation. I do have high aspirations including opening my own restaurant.