Pennsylvania Culinary Schools

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  1. quinn0705

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    Hey, I was just curious if anyone recommended any culinary schools in pennsylvania.
     
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    List of Pennsylvania Cooking Schools


    International Culinary School at the Art Institutes of Philadelphia  is one of two AI culinary campuses in PA. These ultra-popular programs continue to turn out highly qualified chefs and pastry chefs. Students learn international cuisine, including classical French cooking. Experience in high-volume student-run restaurants and internships augment classroom instruction.  Programs on the Philly campus: Bachelor’s Culinary Management, Associate’s Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Diploma, and Baking and Pastry Diploma. 
    International Culinary School at the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh  provides a world-class culinary education that conveys the skills and techniques you need to make your way up the kitchen ladder. Programs include: Bachelor’s Culinary Management, Bachelor’s Hotel and Restaurant Management, Associate’s Culinary Arts, and The Art of Cooking Diploma. 
    Pennsylvania Culinary Institute  in Pittsburgh employs the Le Cordon Bleu  culinary curriculum, similar coursework as that of the original Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. This is classical French training with some American influences included. Programs include: Associates Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, Associates Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking, Associates Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Skills Diploma. 
    The Restaurant School  at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia strives to set itself apart from other programs with its commitment to study-abroad opportunities. The campus is state of the art and includes multiple student-run kitchens/restaurants. These are intensive academic and practical programs that also impart a generous amount of business savvy. Degrees include: Bachelors Culinary ArtsBachelors Restaurant ManagementBachelors Pastry Arts, and Bachelors Hotel Management
    JNA Institute of Culinary Arts  in Philadelphia is a comprehensive career-oriented culinary school. Expect intensive, accelerated courses that fast-track graduates to good kitchen jobs. Programs: 30-week Professional Cooking and 60-week Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management. 

    Pennsylvania State Colleges, Community and Technical Colleges Offering Culinary, Restaurant Management, and/or Hospitality Degrees


    Bidwell Training Center Inc. – Pittsburgh Bradford School – Pittsburgh
    Bucks County Community College – Newtown
    Cedar Crest College – Allentown
    Central Pennsylvania College – Summerdale
    Cheyney University of Pennsylvania – Cheyney

    Pennsylvania Culinary Schools


    The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill CollegePhiladelphia, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees are offered. Excellent retention rate. Moderately expensive tuition prices. Reasonably priced on-campus housing option. Roughly 500 students are enrolled. Relatively safe campus.

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    Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts PittsburghPittsburgh, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are offered. Above average tuition fees. Affordable on-campus housing option. About 500 students. Safe campus.

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    Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees are available. Great student retention rate. Very expensive tuition costs. Moderately priced on-campus housing. Over 24,900 students. Presumably unsafe campus.

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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania MainIndiana, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees are available. Above average tuition prices. Moderately priced on-campus housing option. Approximately 15,400 students attend this school. Presumably dangerous campus. ROTC programs are offered.

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    Immaculata UniversityImmaculata, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Very expensive tuition rates. Reasonably priced on-campus housing. Roughly 4,400 students enrolled. Presumably unsafe campus. Affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

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    Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical SchoolLebanon, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Outstanding student retention rate. Inexpensive tuition prices. Around 200 students. Generally safe campus.

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    Community College of Allegheny CountyPittsburgh, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are available. Affordable tuition rates. More than 20,500 students enrolled. Generally safe campus.

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    The Art Institute of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees are available. Moderately expensive tuition fees. Above average on-campus housing. More than 3,300 students are enrolled. Relatively safe campus.

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    Keystone CollegeLa Plume, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees are available. Moderately expensive tuition. Affordable on-campus housing option. More than 1,800 students attend this school. Relatively safe campus. ROTC programs.

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    Mercyhurst CollegeErie, PA
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    Associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. Very expensive tuition prices. Affordable on-campus housing. Around 4,400 students attend this school. Presumably unsafe campus. ROTC programs are available. Affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

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    Delaware Valley CollegeDoylestown, PA
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    Associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees are available. Very expensive tuition prices. Affordable on-campus housing. More than 2,300 students. Generally safe campus.

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    Schuylkill Technology CenterFrackville, PA
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    Around 200 students enrolled. Safe campus.

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    Harrisburg Area Community College HarrisburgHarrisburg, PA
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    5 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are available. Affordable tuition costs. Approximately 22,600 students attend this school. Safe campus. ROTC programs are available.

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    Westmoreland County Community CollegeYoungwood, PA
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    5 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition fees. Roughly 7,000 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Luzerne County Community CollegeNanticoke, PA
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    5 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are available. Affordable tuition fees. Approximately 6,800 students. Safe campus. ROTC programs are offered.

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    The Art Institute of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA
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    4 culinary majors. Associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees are available. Moderately expensive tuition prices. Above average on-campus housing option. Approximately 2,300 students enrolled. Presumably dangerous campus.

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    Bucks County Community CollegeNewtown, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees. Relatively low tuition rates. Over 10,300 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Pennsylvania College of TechnologyWilliamsport, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. Above average tuition rates. Reasonably priced on-campus housing. Around 6,000 students attend this school. Presumably unsafe campus. ROTC programs are available.

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    Montgomery County Community College CentralBlue Bell, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are available. Relatively low tuition prices. Roughly 10,800 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Reading Area Community CollegeReading, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition. Over 5,200 students are enrolled. Safe campus.

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    Butler County Community CollegeButler, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition prices. Approximately 4,200 students are enrolled. Safe campus.

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    YTI Career Institute YorkYork, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees. More than 2,200 students are enrolled. Safe campus.

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    Yorktowne Business InstituteYork, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees. Relatively low tuition costs. More than 200 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Jna Institute of Culinary ArtsPhiladelphia, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees. Relatively low tuition costs. Roughly 100 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Lehigh Carbon Community CollegeSchnecksville, PA
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    Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition rates. Over 7,800 students are enrolled. Safe campus. ROTC programs.

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    Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeJohnstown, PA
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    Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition costs. Approximately 3,000 students enrolled. Safe campus.

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    Community College of Beaver CountyMonaca, PA
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    Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition costs. Over 2,800 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Greater Altoona Career & Technology CenterAltoona, PA
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    Great student retention rate. About 300 students are enrolled. Generally safe campus.

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    Bidwell Training CenterPittsburgh, PA
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    Associate's degrees. Around 200 students. Safe campus.

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    Somerset County Technology CenterSomerset, PA
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    Around 100 students attend this school. Safe campus.

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    Community College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
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    3 culinary majors. Associate's degrees. Average tuition costs. More than 19,800 students are enrolled. Generally safe campus. ROTC programs are available.

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    Northampton County Area Community CollegeBethlehem, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees are offered. Affordable tuition. Affordable on-campus housing. Roughly 11,400 students are enrolled. Relatively safe campus.

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    Lancaster County Career and Technology CenterWillow Street, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Around 500 students attend this school. Presumably unsafe campus.

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    Commonwealth Technical InstituteJohnstown, PA
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    2 culinary majors. Associate's degrees. Above average tuition prices. On-campus housing option. Roughly 300 students attend this school. Relatively safe campus.

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    Thank you for that information, although im looking for personal experiences. I found that same info on google as well. Le Cordon Bleu in Pittsburgh closed though, just an fyi found it on their site.
     
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    hey this is my first post!

    I just graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts. It's in a really small town, you might have heard of it, Punxsutawney. Famous for that little groundhog. I got a real solid education there. Great chefs and i made some good friends too. The school is pretty strict but its a good thing. Attendance was a huge thing. I got perfect attendance and got a free cleaver for it. You're only in school for three semesters, Fall, Spring, and Summer. Then you do an externship. You get to pick where you go. It's a great program too. Its relatively cheap for a culinary school. My loans were around 20k and i didn't even get any financial aid. Check it out.

    http://www.iup.edu/culinary/default.aspx
     
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    What's the current going rate for bulletin board shills?    I could be interested in picking up a few $$$.  

    TIA for some help here. 
     
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    Do you know how they feel about military service. im in the pa guard atm and am deployed so i would possible have to miss class for drills and stuff. Know of anyone from there with a similiar situation?
     
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    Well no one in my class was involved with any military but I do remember some of the chefs mentioning it. If I remember correctly they will make exceptions for you. I'll have to check my old syllabus for some classes to see if I can find a policy on it. I'll get back to you on that.
     
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    Much obliged 
     
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    the Pittsburge Culinary Institute which was sold to Le Cordon Bleu  in 2003  is now closed  as of 2012  they stopped takeing new students and only have the students that where remianing to finish the program and Graduate i think by now they have all Graduated and the school is Closed