Colorado’s demand for culinary professionals is high, the potential salary you could receive depends on a number of factors, such as where in the state you are located, what experience you have, your position, and the type of establishment you work in. A head chefs and cooks salary is an average of about $42,000 a year, with other positions decreasing as relevant. Those working is high end establishments such as upscale dining restaurants, hotels, resorts and spas, will receive the best paychecks.
Top Culinary Schools in Colorado
- The Art Institutes
The Art Institute is one of the most widespread culinary institutes, and has a thriving campus in Denver. The culinary school has broad curriculum’s, with not every campus offering the same programs, so there are plenty of cooking classes to choose from. Some programs offered at the Denver campus include Bachelors Culinary Management, Associates Baking and Pastry, Associates Culinary Arts, Diploma Baking and Pastry, Diploma Art of Cooking. Each campus also has a excellent career services department available to its students.
- Johnson and Wales University
Johnson & Wales University is a full university, with a wide selection of Associate and Bachelor culinary degree programs to choose from, and also boasts a successful job placement program to support students and graduates in finding a culinary career. Some culinary degrees offered by the Denver campus include Associates Baking and Pastry Arts, Associates Culinary Arts, Bachelors Culinary Arts/Food Service Management, Bachelors Culinary Nutrition.
- Culinary School of the Rockies
Located in Boulder, at the Culinary School of the Rockies you can study culinary arts whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the craggy peaks of the Rockies. Boulder has a fantastic food scene, with plenty of of fine dining options in downtown allowing you to sample what the best local chefs have to offer. Cooking classes are designed for both professionals and serious cooking enthusiasts, and you will taught by both faculty and guest chefs. Culinary programs offered by the school include Chefs Track, Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry programs.
- Cook Street School of Fine Cooking
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking is located in Denver, and is a small, intensive culinary arts school specifically designed to train budding chefs and professionals, there cooking classes are rigorous, technique-driven approaches to cooking that pay homage to traditional French and Italian cuisine while utilizing modern and fusion interpretations. In the schools Culinary Arts programs you will learn the fundamentals of food and wine needed to excel in your culinary future. The school also offers both a 12-week and 18-week accelerated Culinary Arts Program, which will allow you to enjoy 80% of your time in cooking classes versus less than 25% in traditional programs.
All Culinary Schools in Colorado
|Arapahoe Community College||5900 S. Santa Fe Drive|
Littleton, CO 80120-1801
|Colorado Mountain College||831 Grand Ave.|
Glenwood Springs CO 81601
|Colorado State University||Fort Collins, Colorado 80523|
|Food Science and Safety|
|Cook Street School of Fine Cooking||1937 Market St.|
Denver, CO 80202
|Culinary School of the Rockies||637 S. Broadway St.|
Boulder, CO 80305-5961
|Front Range Community College||3645 W. 112th Ave.|
Westminster CO, 80031
|Johnson & Wales University||7150 Montview Blvd.|
Denver, CO 80220
|Mesa State College||1100 North Avenue|
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
|Metropolitan State College of Denver||Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue|
Denver, CO 80217
Tourism and Events Management
|Paragon Culinary School||3125 Sinton Road|
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-5015
|Diploma de Cuisine|
|Pueblo Community College||Pueblo, CO 81004-1499||Hospitality Studies|
|The Art Institutes||1200 Lincoln St.|
Denver, CO 80203-2172
|Baking and Pastry|
Food and Beverage Management
The Art of Cooking
|University of Denver||2199 S. University Blvd.|
Denver, CO 80210-4700
|Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management|
|University of Northern Colorado||501 20th St|
Greeley, CO 80639
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in Colorado. 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.