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Culinary Schools

If you are looking to start a career in the food industry or just want to take some cooking classes to perfect your cooking skills, you are in the right place.

Chef’s Pencil has compiled a list of the best culinary schools in the world, as well as the best culinary schools in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

You can also find out whether attending a culinary school is worth it and learn from the personal experience of former culinary school students. Maxime Rodrigue talks about his experience at the famous Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon, Ismail Haggag talks about his experience at Cordon Bleu in Madrid, while Mihai Rat shares his student life experience at the famous B.H.M.S in Switzerland.

Check out some of the top destinations for culinary schools below:

If you’d like to find out about the financial outlook of attending a culinary school, check out our reports on chef wages in the US. Chefs earn on average more than the median wage in the US, and substantially more than cooks. Chef’s Pencil has also released a report on the top paying countries for chefs. Switzerland, the United States, Northern Europe and Australia offer the best salaries for chefs in the world.

On Chef’s Pencil, you can also learn about the gear and equipment needed for working in a professional kitchen. Check out our guide to a chef uniform, learn about the history of the chef’s hat, the best chef shoes, jackets, pants and designer chef coats. If you’re looking for kitchen gear, check out our guides on the best Japanese knives, blenders, deep fryers or the best restaurant supply stores.

If you want to find an amazing gift for your beloved chef we have compiled the ultimate list of gifts for chefs for both adult and junior chefs.

You can also learn about the chef hierarchy, the most famous chefs in the world, and even discover some crazy tattoo ideas for chefs.

Last but not least, if you’re an amateur or professional chef and are considering starting a blog, check out our round-ups of the best food blogs and cooking websites.