Los Angeles Trade-Technical College:
Founded in 1925, the culinary arts program at Trade-Tech is the oldest in the country and is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Culinary Arts Department
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
2 years (4 academic semesters)
American Culinary Federation (ACF)
- Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts or Professional Baking (requires additional 18 units of general education requirements)
- ACF Certification in Culinary Arts or Professional Baking (for students not pursuing the AA degree)
$26 per unit or $325 per semester for California residents.
At Trade-Tech, a two-year culinary arts program, one that's fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation, will only cost $1,300 (if you're a California resident). That's $1,300 total
. Might be the best deal on a culinary education anywhere in the country. They also offer a two-year professional baking program, for the same cost as the culinary arts program.
(Full disclosure: Your Guide to Culinary Arts
is a graduate of the Trade-Tech culinary school.)