Question#1: I did not leave CHIC, I graduated with an AAS in Culinary Arts, but I have decided to go for a BA in Hospitality Management which CHIC doesn't offer.
Question#2: After researching several schools, I had narrowed my final 2 choices to include the Art Institutes. Why I chose not to go there will be explained below.
Quesiton#3: I decided to go to Kendall College (www.kendall.edu
) instead of the Art Institutes for a number of reasons, tuition weighing in really heavy. I haven't began my studies at Kendall just yet, I am currently finishing my financial aid and class scheduling. I am set to begin Jan. 8. Below is a list of the main reasons I chose to go to Kendall instead of the Institutes.
Kendall's tuition was comparable to the Institute's, BUT Kendall granted me a $1,100 scholarship per semester right away because of my high GPA from CHIC. Multiply this by the 10 semesters I will be there and that's $11,000 in right there with just that 1 scholarship.
Kendall's facility is extremely impressive, state-of-the-art everything, including a 100% marble-slabbed chocolate & sugars kitchen and a Kraft experimental kitchen.
Kendall was recommended to me from a very close mentor chef of mine.
I just felt that Kendall would best suit my individual needs.
Hope this answers your questions.