Best Culinary Arts Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Culinary Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 13 Culinary Arts schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Culinary Arts Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena Pasadena, CA

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 499 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 321 Associate's degrees, and 178 Certificates degrees.

2 Institute of Technology Inc Clovis, CA

Institute of Technology Inc offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 165 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 120 Associate's degrees, and 45 Certificates degrees.

3 Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire San Bernardino, CA

Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 121 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 99 Associate's degrees, and 22 Certificates degrees.

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4 San Diego Culinary Institute La Mesa, CA

San Diego Culinary Institute offers 1 Culinary Arts Degree program. It's a private school in a large suburb. In 2015, 73 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 73 Certificates degrees.

5 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 144 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 73 Associate's degrees, and 71 Certificates degrees.

6 International Culinary Center-California Campbell, CA

International Culinary Center-California offers 1 Culinary Arts Degree program. It's a private school in a large suburb. In 2015, 71 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 71 Certificates degrees.

7 Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente, CA

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education offers 1 Culinary Arts Degree program. It's a public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 19 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 19 Certificates degrees.

8 Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, San Diego San Diego, CA

Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, San Diego offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 65 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 61 Associate's degrees, and 4 Certificates degrees.

9 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento Sacramento, CA

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento offers 3 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a private college in a large city. In 2015, 91 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 86 Certificates degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.

10 Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Orange County Santa Ana, CA

Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Orange County offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 76 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 57 Associate's degrees, and 19 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena Pasadena, CA
3/5
37 : 1 1,510
University Logo Institute of Technology Inc Clovis, CA 16 : 1 1,415
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire San Bernardino, CA
4/5
34 : 1 1,553
San Diego Culinary Institute San Diego Culinary Institute La Mesa, CA 26 : 1 104
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco San Francisco, CA
3/5
26 : 1 380
International Culinary Center-California International Culinary Center-California Campbell, CA 16 : 1 121
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente, CA 47 : 1 4,115
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, San Diego Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, San Diego San Diego, CA
4/5
28 : 1 1,382
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
3/5
22 : 1 348
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Orange County Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Orange County Santa Ana, CA
4/5
27 : 1 1,072
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Hollywood Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Hollywood North Hollywood, CA
4/5
24 : 1 1,198
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Sacramento Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
4/5
23 : 1 731
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California-San Francisco Argosy University, The Art Institute of California-San Francisco San Francisco, CA
4/5
20 : 1 791

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Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 12 Colleges 876 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 15 Colleges 615 Graduates
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