Massachusetts Culinary Class Directory

For its size, Massachusetts has a proportionately large number of culinary and hospitality schools. In total, there are sixteen programs offered through community colleges, universities, and post-secondary vocational schools. This provides ample opportunity for those seeking a career in the culinary arts to find quality training just about anywhere in the state.

Opportunities at Every Level

Students in Massachusetts have the choice of earning multiple diplomas and certificates, Associate’s, Baccalaureate, Master’s, or Doctoral degrees depending on their level of interest in applied versus research practices within the culinary industry.

Boston Skyline.

Certificates and diplomas are available at vocational schools, community colleges, and online. The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) in Cambridge, a vocational school, has both professional diploma and certificate options in culinary arts and pastry. A diploma here takes 37 weeks, while a certificate takes 16 weeks.

Like diploma and certificate programs, degree programs offer both in-class and hands-on instruction. One main difference here is the amount of time it takes to complete a degree, and how many classes outside of their chosen field of study a student must take.

An Associate degree, for example, is a two year program that incorporates general education in addition to culinary or hospitality courses. At Holyoke Community College, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality and Culinary Arts by completing courses such as a la cart cooking, banquet cooking, management, and nutrition alongside math, science, English, and language.

Baccalaureate programs in Massachusetts give students a deeper understanding of the culinary and hospitality profession. Because they last four years, students choose to concentrate on either culinary arts or restaurant management after gaining an overview of the industry. Traditionally, Bachelor’s programs offer one or the other. If a school does have both, they exist as entirely distinct programs. Endicott College, in Beverly, for example, offers only a hospitality management program, but it is highly specialized with concentrations in event planning, senior community management, and spa management.

For those with a Bachelor’s degree who seek further knowledge and research opportunities in Massachusetts, there are Master’s degree programs. Typical Master’s programs focus less on the applied cooking of the trade and more on the science of nutrition, food, and management.

Boston University/Sargent College offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in food science and nutrition. This program emphasizes the science, physics, biochemistry, and sociology within culinary traditions of certain communities. A Master’s degree program typically takes two years and incorporates an independent research or thesis project for graduation.

Graduates are likely to find a job they love in any of the thousands of restaurants, resorts, schools, and hotels in Massachusetts. Typical food industry salaries in Massachusetts range according to position, city, and experience. A Registered Dietitian earns an average annual salary of $72,610; a first-line supervisor will earn about $44,510; a head chef will earn approximately $63,190; and a restaurant cook earns an average salary of around $34,100.

2019 wage data sourced from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook. Current wage conditions in your area may vary.

On-Campus Schools

Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-4660
Culinary Arts
Hospitality Management
NEASC Accredited

Branford Hall Career Institute
189 Brookdale Drive
Springfield, MA 01104
Tel: 413-732-0546
Culinary Arts
ACICS Accredited

Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry
NEASC Accredited

Boston University/Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1605
(617) 353-7488
Food Science and Nutrition
Hospitality Management
ADA Accredited

Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02129
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
NEASC Accredited

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
2020 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-2020
Culinary Arts
ACCSC Accredited

Caritas Laboure College
2120 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124-5698
Phone: (617) 296-8300
Dietetic Technician
ADA Accredited

Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-0585
Hospitality Management
NEASC Accredited

Framingham State College
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
(508) 626-4754
Food Science and Nutrition
ADA Accredited

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 1040
(413) 552-2600
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
ACF Accredited

Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Hospitality and Event Management
NEASC Accredited

Massachusetts Bay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Hospitality Management
NEASC Accredited

Massasoit Community College
One Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302
Culinary Arts
Hospitality Management
NEASC Accredited

Newbury College
129 Fisher Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445-5746
(617) 277-3855
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry
NEASC Accredited

Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
(617) 521-2708
Nutrition and Dietetics
ADA Accredited

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
213 Chenoweth Laboratory, 100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282
(413) 545-1077
Nutrition and Dietetics
ADA Accredited

Online Programs

American Culinary Federation
The ACF has over 200 chapters in the United States; its main campus is located in Florida
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL
Continuing Education
Chef Certification
Chef Educators
Food Safety Certification
ACFEFAC Accredited

The Art Institutes of Pittsburgh – Online Division
The Ai has over 40 campus locations across North America, plus this online campus
420 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Culinary Management
MSCHE Accredited

Ashworth College
430 Technology Pkwy
Norcross, GA
Professional Gourmet Cooking and Catering
Hotel and Restaurant Management
DETC Accredited

DeVry University
This University has 90 campus locations in 26 different states
One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Hospitality Management
HLC Accredited

eCornell is an online program and subsidiary of Cornell University, located in New York
950 Danby Road, Suite 150
Ithaca, NY
Leadership and Strategic Management
Project Leadership and Systems Design
Financial Management
Management Essentials
Human Resources Management
Hospitality and Foodservice Management
Certificate in plant-based nutrition
HRCI and PMI Approved

Johnson and Wales University
JWU has campuses in Providence, Charlotte, and North Miami; its largest campus is in Rhode Island
8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903
Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
NEASC Accredited

New England Culinary Institute
NECI has two campuses in Vermont; its main campus is in Montpelier
56 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Hospitality and Restaurant Management
ACCSC Accredited

Penn Foster Career School
925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
Hotel and Restaurant Management
DETC & CHEA Accredited

Sullivan University
SU has three campuses in Louisville, Lexington and Fort Knox. The main campus for its Global e-Learning program is located in Louisville
2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Beverage Management
CCSACS & ACF Accredited

University of Phoenix
This University has campuses in over 40 states, and two locations in Canada
4602 East Elwood Street
Phoenix, AZ
Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
HLC Accredited

Explore Local Schools Today

3 Responses to “Massachusetts Culinary Class Directory”

  1. marco baruffaldi Says:

    hi I’m the chef Baruffaldi marco i’m italian i work in the osteria la civetta in falmouth cape cod in Massachusetts can i have some information? I would like to know if there are graduates young chef they can and want to work for an Italian restaurant, if is possible can i have a list of graduates guys? awaiting response i send you my greetings.

  2. marco baruffaldi Says:

    hi my names is marco baruffaldi i’m an italian chef now i work in osteria la civetta in falmouth, cape cod, massachusset can i ask a question? how is possible collaborate and teaching the italian cousine in yours school? if need, there is an italian chef i’m here.if need be I will I send my curriculum. waiting for a response I send you my greetings

  3. uche iyke Says:

    Can u employ a nigerian?

Have Questions or Feedback?