I thought I already made up my mind to go to CIA but then one of the CIA alumni told me that it's better of for me to got o JWU since they have a better program- much in depth than CIA.
I'm open with any suggestions and opinion.
What is important to any decision making for schools are the accreditation:
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)—which includes campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX; and an additional location in Singapore—is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Official recognition of the CIA’s accreditation status may be found under “Institutions” on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's website.
https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/agencies.aspx - You will see that Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a regionally accredited agency as well as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
These two schools are regionally accredited which is a good sign. The reputation of the school's is dependent on the hiring managers experience with students of that particular school. Honestly, when you go for a job interview you will be asked questions and also be asked to conduct a "working interview" which will show off your skills in the Kitchen. Like any school, I can sit by a person not as well versed as I and we both graduate with the same degree. However, your personal skills will set you apart from any competition.
The decision will now be left on cost, and curriculum.
I never listen to peoples opinion on a particular institution. I mainly stick three facts important to making a decision.
- Is the school regionally accredidated? Yes to both schools (incase I want to obtain a master's or Phd).
- Is the curriculum something I would enjoy?
- Is the cost affordable for me at my current situation?
Other people's opinion means nothing, they are not hiring you.