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I hope I'm not posting something that doesn't belong, but I need some help!

I live in Florida and I'm thinking of moving to Boston in November; I visited last year, and I fell in love. I just found Cambridge Culinary school, and I am very interested in attending but I can't find any real testimonials from students! Has anyone attended this school? I want to do the Professional Pastry Chef program, but any info would be welcome.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the school when I was up there- but I'm willing to sign up sight unseen if I can get some good feedback...

Thanks!

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  1. I've taken their "Knife Skills" class. It was worthwhile, but it's only a 4 hour class, so not sure if it's indicative of their more intensive offerings.

    They *do* have a pretty good reputation though, so I don't really think you can go wrong.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: sgerard

      i'm taking that class tomorrow!

    2. If you contact Roberta Dowling, the owner, she will give you a list of references you can contact. They've been in business a loooong time, and have always enjoyed a fine reputation. Their graduates are working all over the US.

      1. I have taken six or seven classes with Delphin Gomes, both in Marblehead where he had his own small school and a couple in Cambridge after he moved. If he's still there, and all/most of the pastry classes are with him, I'd highly recommend it. He was trained in France (he's French) and really knows his stuff.

        1. I have a friend who's in his final term of the chef's program and he loves it.

          1. I graduated from the professional chef's program back in the early 90's. I can't comment on the current faculty - but I still see Roberta from time to time- and have seen the recently renovated kitchens. From what I can tell, the program has remained consistant, if not improved. Plus - I still get alumni event emails.

            Also - it is in a nice part of cambridge (important, since you'll be spending a lot of time there!), and it is close to the subway.

            I have remained close to people I graduated with - overall I had a very favorable experience.