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At a crossroads with school advice please! Thank you

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So Ive been working as a cook for about  5 years,The company i work for gives tuition reimbursement up to 10 grand  and i really love cooking,i wanna take it to the next level and go to culinary school for a Associates .I originally wanted to go to LCB orlando but it's about 1 hour 30 min. Drive , ive recently been accepted to the Art institute of tampa and its about a 40 min drive for me. but Art inst. is so pricey they want 50,000 And I dont really know if thats worth it.Lcb i believe is 40 grand but my problem there is its so far away and i cant afford to move there

 

Please give me some input. thank you  

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Hi Gnarleywill
I went through a community college culinary program and it was fine, especially since I had previous experience. It opened a lot of.information up to me; I've also continued reading and researching on my own.
We don't make a ton ofmoney.in this business, a smaller school, if you found a good one, would allow you to capitalize on your employers support.
Art institute here in seattle has a good rep, and put out some fine cooks i've worked with.
My 2¢
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Thanks for your input ,yeah Ptec offers a culinary program thats pretty decent from what i hear but you get a certificate not a Associates.

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Some cc's do offer associates, maybe there's another in your area? I wonder if the credits are transferable, too
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Actually i just found a CC that offers a degree in Culinary management and it looks really good,they have there own restaurant inside and everything so im pretty excited about that 

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Sorry, is it real to become a chef without schools?

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@Winner1st. Yes very real.
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