Some good culinary schools in the United States are Le Cordon Bleu, Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and the Arizona Culinary Institute, notes Restaurants.com. These schools offer training programs, certificates and degrees in the culinary arts. For example, at the Culinary Institute students can receive associate and bachelor's degrees in fields such as culinary science, baking and pastry arts management and culinary arts.
Johnson & Wales University's main campus is located in Providence, Rhode Island, with additional campuses in Miami, Charlotte and Denver. The school offers associate and bachelor degree programs in fields such as culinary arts, food service entrepreneurship and culinary nutrition. NECI uses its Vermont location to introduce students to local farmers and cheese makers. The school keeps its class size small and allows students to take on internships and work in its restaurant, NECI on Main.
Additional colleges that offer good programs in culinary arts include Kendall College, L'Academie de Cuisine, the Institute of Culinary Education and the International Culinary Center, notes Restaurants.com. Kendall College in Chicago offers certified "green" restaurants on campus as well as a garden for students interested in learning about sustainability and food-to-table ethos. While the Institute of Culinary Education does not have degree programs as of 2015, it offers strong training programs in areas like culinary arts, pastry and baking and culinary management lasting 8 to 13 months.