Connecticut has various opportunities in the culinary industry with heads chefs and cooks making an average of about $52,000 a year, which is slightly more than other states. To achieve the highest salaries look for a position at a fine-dining restaurant, hotel or spa, or alternatively there is potential to work as a personal chef for individuals, which demands generous salaries.
Top Culinary Schools in Connecticut
- Clemens College
Located in Suffield, this culinary school provides a variety of cooking classes. Programs in Culinary Management provide the skills you need to not only work like a professional chef, but also manage a kitchen and restaurant personnel. Other culinary programs offered include Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Commercial and Health Care Dining.
- Connecticut Culinary Institute
Connecticut Culinary Institute has campuses across the state, including Suffield, Farmington, and Hartford. The culinary school has a number of well-equipped training kitchens, and a full-scale production kitchen on-site at the Hartford campus. The school provides intensive cooking classes including Advanced Culinary Arts, Professional Pastry and Baking, and Advanced Italian Culinary Arts.
- Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College offers a Associate’s in Culinary Arts program, which includes a broad-based education in kitchen technique and classical cooking styles. Key curriculum areas include baking, food cost control, and nutrition, preparing graduates for work in hotel and restaurant kitchens. Manchester Community College also offers a Food Service degree program.
- Naugatuck Valley Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College is located in Waterbury, and offers two culinary courses, Food Service and Hotel degree options. The culinary school has a focus on management principles which prepares students for any entrepreneurial ventures they may wish to take.
- Norwalk Community College
Norwalk Community College offers three culinary programs, the Culinary Arts Certificate focuses on technical kitchen skills, recipe creation, and supervisory training. The school offers Associate’s Degrees in two hospitality areas, which are Restaurant and Food Service and Hotel and Motel Management.
- Three Rivers Community College
Three Rivers Community College, located in Norwich offers three culinary programs. Hotel, Restaurant, and Casino options are offered in the Associate’s of Science Degree programs.
All Culinary Schools in Connecticut
|Clemens College||Suffield CT, 06078||Culinary Arts|
|Connecticut Culinary Institute||85 Sigourney St.|
Hartford, CT 06105
Italian Culinary Arts
Pastry and Baking
|Gateway Community College||20 Church Street|
New Haven, CT 06510
|Lincoln College of New England||1760 Mapleton Avenue|
Suffield, CT 06078
|Culinary Arts Management|
|Lincoln Culinary Institute||106 Sebethe Drive|
Cromwell, CT 06416
|Lincoln Technical Institute||Lincoln Mall, 622 George Washington Hwy|
Lincoln, RI 02865
|Manchester Community College||P.O. Box 1046|
Manchester, CT 06045-1046
|Naugatuck Valley Community College||750 Chase Parkway|
Waterbury, CT 06708
|Norwalk Community College||188 Richards Ave.|
Norwalk, CT 06854-1655
|Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute||470 Bank St.|
New London, CT 06320
|Three Rivers Community College||574 New London Turnpike|
Norwich, CT 06360
|University of New Haven||300 Boston Post Road|
West Haven, CT 06516-1999
|Hotel and Restaurant Management|
|University of New Haven||300 Boston Post Rd|
West Haven, CT 06516
|University of Saint Joseph||1678 Asylum Avenue|
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-2791
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in Connecticut. 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.