The Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu offer education programs for prospective chefs. The schools offer several types of culinary arts studies in various locations and also offer financial aid packages to prospective students.
The Culinary Institute of America offers campuses in New York, California, Texas and Singapore. The school offers single courses as well as certificate and degree programs in areas such as baking and pastry arts, applied food studies and culinary science. The Culinary Institute of America offers programs for prospective chefs that include up to 1,300 hours of hands-on kitchen instruction from experts in the culinary arts. Prospective chefs can attend the Culinary Institute directly from high school or as transfers from other schools, and may apply for both loans and grants to pay tuition costs.
Le Cordon Bleu offers campus locations in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Orlando and Dallas as well as online culinary classes and degree programs. The school offers baking and pastry instruction as well as culinary arts programs that lead to certificates or degrees for prospective chefs. The Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program includes courses on classical cooking, regional American foods and international cuisine. The school offers financial aid programs that include scholarships and grants to cover all or part of tuition.