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Culinary Arts

What is Culinary Arts?

Culinary arts is the art of the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field – especially in establishments such as restaurants – are commonly called "chefs" or "cooks", although, at its most general, the terms "culinary artist" and "culinarian" are also used. Culinarians are required to have knowledge of food or culinary science, nutrition and diet and are responsible for preparing meals that are as pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate.

With changes in how we cook and eat the fields of culinary arts and culinary science appear now to be merging into one. Many famous restaurant now have cooking laboratories on their premises, while universities and colleges around the country are beginning to offer degrees in culinology ( a degree program that blends food science and technology with culinary art). See: Culinary Arts or Culinary Science -- Now it's "Molecular Gastronomy"


Edinformatics has reviewed the best 20 Culinary Schools for 2016.

#1 Institute of Culinary Education

#2 Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park

#3 International Culinary Institute

#4 Culinary Institute of America - Greystone

#5 Johnson and Wales - Rhode Island

See the full list and revews for the top 20 schools. For a list of culinary schools by state click here.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Bartenders,