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...
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.
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.
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.