About Us

Meet Brad Lowry

meBrad Lowry started working in restaurants during high-school, eventually handling most every job in the kitchen and dining room.  After teenage stints as dish dog and fry daddy, he finally found his stride with front-of-the-house positions at several world-class hotel properties.

“Working in those great hotels really opened my eyes to the hospitality industry,” says Lowry, “and it really made me appreciate all the amazing culinary talent that is on display, day-after-day in well-run restaurant kitchens.  I learned to cook by imitating what I saw the chefs do at work, and the food and beverage thing just stayed with me from then on.”

Midwestern sensibilities led Lowry to become an expert beer and wine maker, and eventually to open a retail store serving the hobby.  The business was later paired with a sister-store offering high-end cooking implements and culinary appliances.

“We did cooking and brewing demonstrations at a time when people were really starting to embrace their appreciation for fine food and drink.  I saw that people had an unquenchable thirst for information about entertaining and cooking, so I put my liberal arts degree to work writing about it.”

Lowry has been a regular contributor to local food publications all over the Midwest, and has conducted TV demonstrations teaching soda, beer, and wine making.  He continues to wave the flag for food appreciation and culinary education through various online and offline channels.

As Seen In

Our site has been online since 2007 and over the years we have been featured in a number of other leading news and media websites along with being recommended by influential nonprofit organizations.

Here is a small sample of some of the organizations which have recommended our website...

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While this site is a passion project, we have monetized the website by including ads to fund its growth and to help students find local schools with availability. Ads are clearly labeled with the words ads or sponsored near them.

Currently this site works with Education Dynamics and All Star Directories to help match students with local schools.

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In the past we have also ran contextual ads on our site from companies like Google and Media.net, though our site does not currently carry any contextual or display ads. We also worked with Quinstreet for a while, though their education division was acquired by Education Dynamics.

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Only select areas of the site show ads. Some sections of the site like our cooking games for kids, clipart collection, ingredient conversion tool, bill splitter, health calculators and blog will never carry ads.

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Our privacy policy is located below our contact form.

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Culinary Schools.org is an informational resource for individuals looking to pursue culinary-related education and careers. We have been a leading informational resource for students as the industry has went through good times & bad. We've been online for over a decade and we plan to be online a decade from now.

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Privacy Policy for www.culinaryschools.org

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At www.culinaryschools.org, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.culinaryschools.org and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, www.culinaryschools.org makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

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Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include All Star Directories and Quinstreet.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.culinaryschools.org send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

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You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.culinaryschools.org's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Our website uses on-site web analytics and a third party analytics tool named Clicky to help track and improve performance. We do not employ ad retargeting. Our site does embed Pinterest share buttons across it.

If we ever change our business model or work with other ad networks we will update this page to reflect that. If you have privacy concerns or questions you can use the above contact form to message us. We did publish our email on this page in the past, but were hit with a deluge of email spam, so the contact form is the only way to contact us for now.