I am a recent high school grad, and i have considering culinary school for over a year. I have looked at a lot of schools, their tuition, and courses and job placements, reviews, etc. I understand how hard the culinary field is and that the pay is not the best that the long hours of standing is hard. I have the prep talk covered, i know that this not glamorous or like anything on the food network or TV.
In this journey I am reading the book The Making of a Chef, and i have really come to want to go to the CIA in Greystone. Just one hitch, it isn't accredited by the AFC. Now why is it?
And i live near an accredited culinary school-The Institute of Technology in Clovis. I have visited the college, took a tour and it is very nice, the teachers and staff are great. Tuition is average for an AOS degree
Should i go to the local one, save money and land a job locally? Or go to the CIA? I want to get my certifications from the AFC to further my education and job skills though. Is the CIA all this hype? Any advice would be appreciated