Top Ten Culinary Schools in the USA

1. Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Founded in 1946 in Hyde Park, NY, renowned globally, offers diverse culinary programs in state-of-the-art facilities with a working farm.

2. Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)

Est. 1975, top culinary school in NYC & LA, comprehensive culinary programs, prime locations for learning.

3. Johnson and Wales University (JWU)

Since 1914, renowned in Rhode Island & North Carolina, offers culinary arts, hospitality, and more with top-notch facilities.

4. International Culinary Center (ICC)

Formerly FCI, merged with ICE in 2020, known for rigorous culinary training in NYC.

5. Le Cordon Bleu College

Part of Le Cordon Bleu network, known for demanding curriculum in Pasadena, CA.

6. Auguste Escoffier School

Established in 2002, campuses in Texas and Colorado, focuses on culinary fundamentals.

7. Kendall College in Chicago

Part of National Louis University, offers culinary and hospitality programs in Chicago.

8. The French Culinary Institute (FCI)

Founded in 1984, merged with ICE in 2020, continuing its legacy of rigorous culinary training in NYC.

9. Sullivan University

Located in Louisville, KY, offering culinary, hospitality, and business programs.

10. The Art Institute of California

Established in 1929 in Santa Monica, offers programs in culinary arts and hospitality management in a vibrant culinary scene.