Denver Culinary Schools and Programs for Next Generation Chefs

As a destination for next generation chefs, Denver is hot. Why? Up until now few have realized the potential for fine food in this growing metro area. Sophisticated palates are now catching on. But as a newbie chef you can beat the crowd.

Denver may be most well-known for its Mile-High Stadium, which usually conjures images of football, tailgate parties and stadium eats like hotdogs and cheap beer. But there are many really good upscale and casual restaurants in Denver. Combine that with a growing economy and you have in place all the elements necessary for a food revolution. And that means high demand for chefs, entry-level, mid-level, cooks, and dishwashers. And before you snub your nose at dishwashing jobs remember that many of the master chefs at work today count the dishwashing job among their first food industry position.

Explore the leading culinary schools in and around Denver.

Denver Skyline.

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking


Local Community Schools


Johnson and Wales University

All of JWU Denver’s programs combine the craft and art of cooking with science and nutrition, management skills, global citizenship and a variety of work experience opportunities that will set you apart from the competition.

Benefit from an integrated Arts & Sciences core curriculum to provide you with the analytical, critical thinking, and communications skills necessary for long-term career advancement.

Johnson and Wales University
7150 Montview Boulevard,
Denver, CO 80220
877-598-3368

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts was founded in 1999 as a contemporary culinary center devoted to providing a professional and recreational experience not found anywhere else in the country. With an accelerated professional training program, Cook Street School of Culinary Arts offers a unique opportunity for the mature student seeking intensive study in food and wine.

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
1937 Market Street,
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 308-9300
admissions@cookstreet.com

Emily Griffith Technical College

The extensive hand-on training is designed for students who wish to obtain the basic skills and experience for entry-level employment in the food service industry, hotel industry, catering services, insitutional food service operations and for themselves.

If you'd like a fast track training program that prepares you to enter Denver's restaurant industry as a line or prep cook, check out the free Culinary Quick Start program.

Emily Griffith Technical College
1860 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO
(720) 423-4702


Non-accredited Cooking Schools in Dallas


Sur la table

In 1972, the first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was a place where serious cooks found a surprising selection of culinary tools from around the world, with helpful, knowledgeable employees who loved cooking, too.

They’ve now grown to more than 130 stores across America, with a website and catalog viewed by millions of people each year and a highly regarded cooking class program.

Sur la table
121 Clayton Ln,
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 780-7800
slt112@surlatable.com

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