I taught in a culinary school and quit because all they were interested in was showing a profit.
3 days spent on potato preparation only because potatoes were cheap to purchase.
Get a job in a fairly good restaurant , you will learn how its really done and will get paid to learn.
I would like to see Flay or any of his cohorts run a place that does 10 Bar Mitsvahs , 6 weddings every Saturday and on Sunday 10 more . Then Banquets mid week of a total of about 4000 guest every week September through June. Only one who could do it would be Chef Robert Irvine, he may not be the fanciest but he can sure pump it out. ( I would have loved to work with him)
I agree with Nick 199%. Anyone who would pay 60000 to go into something that pays upon graduation about $12.00 to 15,00 per hour is crazy.. Community colleges teach the same and are less expensive. Also keep in mind it is not the school as much as it is the student. I worked with grads from all he schools and they were all the same as far as knowledge and ability..Its up to the individual what they get out of the school.