Sacramento Area Culinary Arts Schools

Sacramento, capital of California, is situated about an hour or so outside San Francisco. This growing secondary city is strong in agriculture and hospitality—keys to any thriving food service industry. In fact you’re not very far from Napa and Sonoma—the chief wine growing region of the country, also a natural companion for food.

The growth in hotel and convention center construction in the Sacramento area over the last few years indicates a higher demand for food industry professionals, including chefs, cooks, all types of kitchen assistants, wait staff and management. Where the hospitality business is booming, jobs for pro cooks and passionate chefs are plentiful.

Sacramento Skyline.

This is all good news if you’re looking for a culinary arts program in Sacramento. A quick exploration of the region’s top restaurants and chefs—including Randall Selland, Patrick Mulvaney, and Biba Caggiano-- is indication of an exciting and dynamic industry. Go to culinary school in Sacramento and you get the opportunity to study alongside some of the most well-known chefs and owner/chefs in the area. Most of them started their careers as dishwashers and lowly cooks, content to just exist in a professional kitchen. If this describes you then most Sacramento culinary schools will more than get you close to a restaurant, most programs are built around an externship that places you working right in the guts of a kitchen, either in a restaurant, resort, or hotel.

Local Community Schools

Consumnes River College

This program provides training for employment in commercial culinary service operations. Courses begin at entry-level training; advanced courses build upon skills acquired in pre-requisite courses.

The program includes coursework in culinary arts, baking and pastry, food and equipment use and identification, culinary sanitation, nutrition, marketing, legal control and financial analysis. Students will apply those skills with hands-on training in production centered labs.

Consumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823

Napoli Culinary Academy

Napoli Culinary Academy is a non-profit organization offering Diplomas in the Culinary Arts Management Program in addition to providing educational services for the community in many ways such as through the SETA (Sacramento Employment and Training Agency), private scholarships to assist members of their community and low-cost programs for those in need.

Café Napoli was founded in 1992, by Hassi Sadri. Mr. Sadri's nationally recognized restaurant, Cafe Napoli appeared on the cover of Pizza Today Magazine in 1993, making the restaurant one of the Top 100 Unique Restaurants In The Nation.

Napoli Culinary Academy
2811 Airline Drive, Suite 5
Houston, TX 77009

Non-accredited Cooking Schools in Sacramento

Good Eats

Bring your favorite knife and apron (if you choose) – everything else is provided for you. Each class includes three hours of hands-on instruction in a professional kitchen, coffee, a fresh-baked breakfast treat, tastings of all the recipes and a recipe booklet to take home.

Good Eats
3340 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

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