Hi, This may be a dumb question, but I just have to ask. So I have been researching different culinary schools and it seems that some people believe that you get out of a school what you put in (I agree) and that for some, a community college will suffice, while for others, a well-known school such as NECI suits them better. Obviously what you want to do with the education plays a big role in choosing a school as well. On one post, someone said to look at whether or not a school's program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (who's site I have been frequenting as well). Apparently it is not easy to be accredited (sp?) by ACF, so that is one way to judge a program. I just did a search, however, and NECI is not listed on the ACF site - which makes me question - is the ACF accredidation really a good way to pick a school? Right now I am thinking I will attend a few quarters at a community college (because of finances) but eventually I think I would like to try to get into NECI - but I, like everyone else, am trying to find the best school possible, at least for me. Any opinions, suggestions, thoughts on this? All appreciated. Thank you.