Napa Valley Cooking School

Cooking School Student Comments

"I can honestly say that the Napa Valley Cooking School is the best school to go to if you want a culinary education. I felt I went into the industry with the basic skills and techniques I needed to be successful. I was even prepared to work on the line because of our Restaurant Sessions. The school will push you to be the best possible chef you can be." - Megan W. Class of 2013

"I felt well-prepared for working at Ciocolat. You're always moving in the kitchen at school and it's the same for the industry, but you have to keep getting faster. Learning to be clean and organized was a huge thing that helped me get prepared for working in a small kitchen." - Brittney C. Class of 2013

"This school has taught me everything I've needed to know, so far." - Jesus M. Class of 2013

"I never could have imagined the doors that would be opening for me after attending this school. I hope everyone finds the same happiness and success that I have." - Leah Q. Class of 2012

"I found myself constantly applying my experiences at school to work. I feel completely confident in the fact that my culinary education has prepared me and will continue to ready me for the cooking world."                               – Krista G. Class of 1998

"Helped prepare me to move into my new career with confidence." – Daria C.

"I liked the amount of personal attention paid to each student." – Gabriel C.

"The school prepared me very well for the work place. I feel an understanding that wasn’t there before. I’m not afraid of new things. Thank you for giving me a very strong first step." – Aaron G.

"I am very confident and competent for someone just coming out of school." – Jennifer S.

"I have no regrets on my choice of attending this school. Great chefs." – Brian R. Class of 2011

"Even though my prior experience in restaurants was minimal, school has opened my eyes to many areas. Doing things right. No compromises when it comes to quality." – Barbara F.

"I feel well prepared for the future. The program is very demanding." – Sherri C.