If you are living in the surrounding Los Angeles area,considering Le Cordon Bleu might be on your list of culinary schools to look into. But allow me to share my story. There is a reason why this school is always undergoing law suits. No one is guaranteed to become a high end chef without the years of hard work, sweat, knowledge attained, determination, persistence, and the adament drive.. and it would be stupid to expect otherwise. And alumnis of this school don't get pissed because they don't become executive chef right out of culinary school. What students are always complaining about is the QUALITY of EVERYTHING they get from this school after spending $50K.
I have many things to share about this joke of a school. http://www.behgopa.com/2013/04/culinary-school-le-cordon-bleu-college.html