Three Charts That Explain Why Culinary School Is Not Worth It

July 23, 2015

With the cost of culinary school nearly equaling traditional four-year colleges, a look at tuition and salary data begs the question: Is a culinary arts degree is worth the money?

Aspiring chefs considering a degree in culinary arts may want to take into account the potentially low return on a hefty investment. The actual value of a culinary degree is disputed. Some chefs, like Momofuku founder David Chang, say they think the culinary education system is broken. “I don’t think it’s very fair for people to be paying as much money as they are in a blue-collar industry where they’re…