Best Culinary Arts colleges in Washington 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 Washington for 2021

Olympic College
Bremerton, WA

Olympic College offers 3 Culinary Arts/Chef Training degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 10 Culinary Arts/Chef Training students graduated with students earning 6 Associate's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

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List of all Culinary Arts colleges in Washington

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Bates Technical College Logo Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA
2/5
48 : 1 4,377
Renton Technical College Logo Renton Technical College Renton, WA
2/5
56 : 1 3,755
South Puget Sound Community College Logo South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA
2/5
52 : 1 4,974
International Air and Hospitality Academy Logo International Air and Hospitality Academy Vancouver, WA     112
Clover Park Technical College Logo Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
2/5
42 : 1 3,973
Walla Walla Community College Logo Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
2/5
31 : 1 3,671
Seattle Central College Logo Seattle Central College Seattle, WA
2/5
41 : 1 6,743
Grays Harbor College Logo Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, WA
2/5
33 : 1 1,853
Edmonds Community College Logo Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
2/5
66 : 1 7,877
Bellingham Technical College Logo Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
2/5
38 : 1 2,325
South Seattle College Logo South Seattle College Seattle, WA
2/5
89 : 1 6,141
Skagit Valley College Logo Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA
2/5
52 : 1 5,085
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Logo Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA
2/5
45 : 1 3,620
Clark College Logo Clark College Vancouver, WA
2/5
50 : 1 9,233
Olympic College Logo Olympic College Bremerton, WA
2/5
46 : 1 6,278
Spokane Community College Logo Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
2/5
51 : 1 10,225

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