Is Johnson & Wales worth it?
October 18, 2009 8:54 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of going to culinary school for baking and pastry. Right now Johnson & Wales in RI is the front runner. My question: is JWU worth it, or should I be looking elsewhere?
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I live in "upstate" NY - I'm a little more than an hour north of NYC, and about an hour south of the CIA.
I really like what I've read on the J&W website, and plan to go visit the school sometime in the next few months. However, I'm having some trouble finding outside sources talking about the school or the program!
And the few that I've found (mostly on ask.meta) seem to be in regards to the culinary program, not the baking and pastry program.
So, did you go to J&W for baking and pastry? Do you know someone who did? (In a pinch, I'll take info on the culinary program, too.)
Or would you recommend a different school? Let's assume that location, as long as it is within the states, is not an issue.
I would prefer a program that will lead to a bachelors, a program that is not primarily filled with just out of high school kids, and the best bang for my buck. I'm willing to shell out the dough, but only if it will be worth it!
(Please note: I'm not asking if culinary school is a good idea/bad idea/waste of money/whatever. I'm just asking about the schools!)