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Nov 3, 2008 12:24 PM

Best Community College Culinary Program...

...on the West Coast. I'm looking for something inexpensive but thorough. Any ideas?

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  1. I moved from the area a few years ago but had taken classes at the community college in Oakland. I think it was Merritt College. I took recreational classes but they had an intense program that met everyday. I met quite a few people who were doing that and then transferring their credits to culinary programs. I'm not sure if it's changed in the past 5+ years.

    1. I always hear good things about Los Angeles Trade Tech College's culinary program. It runs a cafeteria that's popular with a lot of workers in downtown L.A.

      1. San Francisco City College has a good program as Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill (east bay).

        1. Look up:

          The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). They accredit/certify Culinary programs nationally for schools. A similar query was asked earlier at the beginning of this year for a New York and New Jersey area school. Read the thread and you may receive some insightful knowledge to make your career decisions.