Best Culinary Arts colleges in Missouri 2021

When you pursue a culinary arts degree, you pursue the knowledge to run a kitchen, the power to please hungry customers, and the skills to turn food into art. A culinary arts program teaches you more than just how to sauté onions or plate a fanciful meal. You’ll also learn the science behind cooking, the nutritional value of food, kitchen and business management skills, how to keep everything sanitary, and how the world eats.

Studying culinary arts is perfect for students who are passionate about food. However, learning the art of cooking also demands a dedication to pleasing others, a thick skin for when you can’t, and a lot of energy to keep up. Often taught by chef instructors, courses include lessons that challenge your creativity and critical thinking skills. They will require you to perform in both hands-on laboratory environments (cooking in a kitchen) and sit-down classrooms (sometimes with demo kitchens). To prep you for the culinary industry, you’ll also learn how to supervise a food service operation, handle business documents, and work like a professional chef. In the end, you’ll fit into positions such as a food prep supervisor, short-order cook, head chef, nutritionist, baker, or food service manager.

Best Culinary Arts colleges in Missouri for 2021

Jefferson College
Hillsboro, MO

Jefferson College offers 3 Culinary Arts/Chef Training degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 7 Culinary Arts/Chef Training students graduated with students earning 4 Certificates, and 3 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Culinary Arts colleges in Missouri

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
College of the Ozarks Logo College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO
4/5
16 : 1 1,546
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Logo Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau, MO     246
Lex La-Ray Technical Center Logo Lex La-Ray Technical Center Lexington, MO     31
South Central Career Center Logo South Central Career Center West Plains, MO     58
Lake Career and Technical Center Logo Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton, MO
2/5
  9
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center Logo Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center Poplar Bluff, MO     32
Franklin Technology Center Adult Education Logo Franklin Technology Center Adult Education Joplin, MO     137
East Central College Logo East Central College Union, MO
2/5
41 : 1 2,649
Waynesville Career Center Logo Waynesville Career Center Waynesville, MO     34
Jefferson College Logo Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO
2/5
46 : 1 4,196
Ozarks Technical Community College Logo Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
2/5
53 : 1 11,762
Saint Louis Community College Logo Saint Louis Community College Bridgeton, MO
2/5
54 : 1 17,294

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