My name is Dion and i'm currently living in Greece. My goal is to open my own restaurant. For the last 2 months I have been exploring all the different culinary schools worldwidely. However... can't decide which is the best one (with the distinctive criteria of tuition-quality of knowledge received) ! I have concluded to the following and could really use your input. 1. Le Cordon Blue - 50% of the people say it's a waste of time and mainly a good marketed brand than an actual school and not worth 50K, the rest quite the opposite. One thing that appealed to me is that I only need 10 months to complete Le Grand Diplome. 2. C.I.A. - Same as tha above + you also do waitaring duties, which is not only fine by me but also applaud it 3. The French Culinary Institute of New York City - ????????? 4. Johnson & Wales University - ???????? 5. George Brown Chef School - ?????? 6. Kendall College - ??????? 7. California Culinary Academy - ????? 8. L’Academie de Cuisine -???? 9. New England Culinary Institute What do you think of the above? Any other schools I shold be looking into?? Especially in Canada, since I am also Canadian citizen?? Just one request : PLEASE explain your input. I don't care if it's personal experience, a friend's of yours or the general view in the market. Thanks a lot!