Arizona is popular tourist destination for golfers, shoppers, spa seekers, and gourmet food lovers from all over the world, and boasts a great selection of culinary schools and cooking classes. Arizona gains influences from both Spanish and Mexican cuisine, and the state continues generations of traditional Farming methods allowing the production one of the country’s most impressive catalog of heirloom agricultural products, offering great ingredients for culinary students.
Culinary work is easily found in Arizona with the states thousands of restaurants, resorts, hotels, universities, or hospitals. An average salary for a line cook in Arizona is $27,000, while a chef earns around $44,000, a restaurant manager around $40,000, and a nutritionist may earn around $51,000.
Top Culinary Schools in Arizona
- Arizona Culinary Institute
Located in Scottsdale, the Arizona Culinary Institute offers a 9 month diploma program allowing for a quality education in culinary arts and pastry arts. The school boosts four state-of-the-art kitchens and equipment for its cooking classes, as well as a student-run restaurant to gain on the job experience while you study.
- Le Cordon Bleu
Le Cordon Bleu has campuses across the US, with a campus located in Scottsdale, the academy teaches students classic French culinary techniques as well as traditional American methods in its cooking classes. Bachelors Degrees, Associates Degrees and Certificates are available at Le Cordon Bleu, some of the programs offered by culinary school include Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking, Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Management.
- The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes has campuses across the US, with a campus in both Phoenix and Tuscon, the curriculum focuses on international cuisine with a focus on classic and traditional French cuisine. The Phoenix campus offers several cooking classes including a Bachelors degree in Culinary Management, and Associates degrees in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts. While the Tuscan campus offers Bachelors Culinary Arts, Associates Baking and Pastry, Associates Culinary Arts.
All Culinary Schools in Arizona
|Arizona Culinary Institute||10585 North 114th St.|
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
|Arizona Western College||2020 S Ave 8 E|
Yuma, AZ 85365
|Art Institute of Phoenix||2233 West Dunlap Avenue|
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
Baking & Pastry
|Art Institute of Tuscan||5099 E. Grant Rd.|
Tucson, AZ 85712
|Central Arizona College||District Office|
8470 N. Overfield Road
Coolidge, AZ 85128
|Coconino County Community College||2800 S. Lone Tree Rd|
Flagstaff, AZ 86005-2701
|Le Cordon Bleu||8100 East Camelback Road-Suite 1001|
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patisserie & Baking
|Mesa Community College||1833 West Southern|
Mesa, AZ 85202
|Mohave Community College||1971 Jagerson Ave|
Kingman, AZ 86409-1238
|Culinary and Hospitality Management|
Baking & Pastry
|Northern Arizona University||S San Francisco St|
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
|Pima Community College||2202 W Anklam Rd|
Tucson, AZ 85709-0001
|Hotel and Restaurant Management|
|Scottsdale Community College||9000 E. Chaparral Rd.|
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
|Scottsdale Community College||9000 East Chaparral Road|
Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2626
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in Arizona. Contact details and a link to the website for each culinary arts school are included, as well as a brief summary of the curriculum which can be expected in their cooking classes. You can also sort and search the table to narrow your search down.