Replies: 7 - Last Post: Sep 4, 2012 10:40 PM Last Post By: travelinhobo
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Sep 3, 2012 7:29 AM
4If you want heavy-duty (and this includes heavy-duty tuition), the Culinary Institute of America has a campus in the Napa Valley. They have degree and certificate programs.
California Culinary Academy in San Francisco is Le Cordon Bleu. Also degree & certificate programs. Also not cheap.
I'm not familiar with it, but I have seen a lot of praise for the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Program ay San Francisco City College. You'll be charged a higher tuition as a non-Califonria resident, but still a lot cheaper than the other two.
Sep 3, 2012 8:13 AM
5In Malaysia many of the "international school/colleges" have courses in the Travel and Hospitality department including culinary arts.
Just off the cuff,Berjaya University College of Hospitality,KDU College,Goon Institute,Disted College and Tungku Abdul Rahman University/College to name a few.
Sep 4, 2012 5:51 AM
6Suspect that it would be easier (and much cheaper!) to take a look in a book shop for some relevant cookery books.
Pretty much how I learned to cook many, many years ago.
Home economics wasn't an option for blokes at my school!
Honed what skills I had whilst at university in the 1990's and then with a set of Delia's How To Cook...
Just bought a new cook book a couple of weeks ago though as there's a new challenge in the offing.
As might be guessed by the title of the tome - The Hairy Dieters...
Sep 4, 2012 10:40 PM
7Scribbler...I appreciate the cheap manner in which you've gone about it. I taught myself to cook in this way as well, however, there's a lot I don't know which I can't teach myself since...I don't know it! So, I'd like to take cooking classes to obtain the knowledge of many areas I'm not familiar with. Last night on a few cooking forums, I read many, many comments from people who said don't waste money on the expensive schools - just go to a community college. So that's what I will probably do. However, I do believe there must be a difference between the foods which would be prepared in a class in Malaysia, for example, vs. the U.S.
Westwood - my point was simple: I was asking for first hand recommendations, which only one person gave me. I don't need to pointed in a direction as I already see the arrow. Telling someone about a school you heard about is not the same thing as recieving personal recommendations.
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