New to the boards but read everyone's comments on the top schools. I have over 15 years as a professional and have worked 5 years as garde and banquet in a top hotel restaurant and the last 5 years as an Exec Chef for a corporate dining company. Looking to push to the next level and feel like a top quality culinary education might be what my resume needs. Don't care about a degree, but need exposure, the classical education and, quite frankly, something new and positive on my resume. Don't really want to end up in school with people who are fresh from high school or who are career changing and have never worked as a professional chef (no offense of course to anyone). I am in NJ and must be able to commute so I have looked at ICE, FCI and The Art Institute (formerly NYRS). I have also considered doing the ProChef Cert program at CIA. Does anyone out there have any suggestions? It would be nice to hear from anyone who went to one of these programs after more than a decade in the field. Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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7/19/06 at 6:38pm