I am a young man who has been researching culinary schools for a couple of years now, and i still just want a little bit of a sounding board here.
I visited the CIA in Napa Valley, took the open house tour, i loved the campus. However i am torn between JWU in Denver. Also i have a wild hair to consider the Art Institute of Seattle. It would put me in the city where i want to settle down in after i graduate.
I am hesitant in the AI program because of all the reviews. Has anyone actually gone through the AI program in Seattle; was it a quality education?
Would anyone take me seriously if i gradated from the AI? i mean they are not known for being the top leader of the culinary industry for producing quality graduates right? I understand i have to let my skills and my work ethic speak for it self, and that the degree doesn't make the cook. It does help at times though.
What i am seeking is solid foundation to base my culinary career on, to start from the bottom and work my way up. I would like a good degree to help me on this journey.
Thank you for your time, your comments would be extremely helpful!