I know that this question has been asked before and I have read many of the posts on this subject but I haven't really seen a full answer. I am starting to look for colleges for my daughter (who is now a junior in high school). I have told her that I want her to get a bachelors degree and she has chosen culinary arts. The only school that I've heard of which awards a B.A. is CIA. They require 6 months of work experiance which would be very difficult for my daughter to get since she is in a private boarding school and her day schedule doesn't allow for a job. I would also like to know what the "prestigious" culinary schools are. In other words, if someone is going for a job interview which schools are more likely to help get them the job (or even interview)? I know that "you get what you put in" to a school but there must be better and worse schools. Also, I've noticed that some schools are "Cordon Bleu" and I assume this means that they follow a certain curriculum but is it better than a non-cordon bleu school? Lastly, and least importantly, what can a chef with a couple of years experiance expect to make? I don't mean a well known or highly acclaimed chef, just an average chef with a B.A.. Thank you in advance for any replies.