CULINARY SCHOOL REIMAGINED

CulinaryLab Cooking School immerses students in an experiential, modern, hands-on education for all levels of cooks — aspiring chefs, culinary entrepreneurs and serious home cooks.
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AVERAGE RATING 4.9
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AVERAGE RATING 4.9
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AVERAGE RATING 4.9
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AVERAGE RATING 4.9
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AVERAGE RATING 5
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About Our Programs

1. Pro Culinary Programs

Start your dream culinary career with a 100% hands-on education that integrates you into the industry with a paid apprenticeship.
Best suited for: Aspiring chefs and career-oriented students who want to pursue a full-time position in the culinary industry.
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Alexis T.

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Reasonable tuition, small class sizes and hands-on instruction!

About a year and a half ago, I decided to make a major caree change to the culinary industry. I enrolled in CulinaryLab’s Professional Culinary School for several reasons: reasonable tuition, small class size and hands on instruction from very knowledgable instructors. Read more… About a year and a half ago, I decided to make a major caree change to the culinary industry. I enrolled in CulinaryLab’s Professional Culinary School for several reasons: reasonable tuition, small class size and hands on instruction from very knowledgable instructors. For 6ish months, my class spent all of Monday and Tuesday together learning everything to prepare efficiently and work in a busy kitchen all while gaining a strong foundation of skills. After these 6 months of classes, the school works closely with students to place us in an apprenticeship at amazing restaurants all throughout Orange County. Less…

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Terri S.d

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Challenging and rewarding experience!

I just completed the 6 month Pro Pastry program at the Culinary Lab & it has been a dream come true. I retired this past year and had always wanted to attend culinary school - it is never too late to follow your passion. I researched different schools in the Orange County/ Inland Empire area & I am so happy I found the Culinary Lab. Read more… I just completed the 6 month Pro Pastry program at the Culinary Lab & it has been a dream come true. I retired this past year and had always wanted to attend culinary school - it is never too late to follow your passion. I researched different schools in the Orange County/ Inland Empire area & I am so happy I found the Culinary Lab. The entire staff is so supportive & encouraging beginning with Founders Chef Ryan & Lisa Wagner. Chef Colleen is amazing. She is a top-notch pastry chef & I have no doubt these past six months I had the great opportunity of learning from the best. It was a very challenging & rewarding experience & without reservation I highly recommend this school. Less…

2. Pro Pastry Program

Experience immersive, hands-on training focused on the science behind baking, allowing you to expand your artistic ability and pursue an array of pastry careers.
Best suited for: Aspiring pastry chefs, bakers,
candy makers, pastry entrepeneurs and cake decorators.
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Students from our professional programs consistently
get hired by big-name players in the food industry, including

3. Culinary Entrepreneurship

This industry specific entrepreneurship program gives you access to every resource you need — from marketing and legal, to accounting and administrative support – to develop your food business.
Best suited for: Anyone who has some experience in the food industry and wants to open a business around food.
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Melanie R.

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This school is built to make sure you succeed!

The Entrepreneurship Program has made me feel like my dream to own/run a restaurant is more achievable. Currently the program is one day every other week, for five hours. There is no "fluff", just valuable information, making my trips from San Diego well worth it. Read more… The Entrepreneurship Program has made me feel like my dream to own/run a restaurant is more achievable. Currently the program is one day every other week, for five hours. There is no "fluff", just valuable information, making my trips from San Diego well worth it. Having gone through its Culinary, Apprenticeship, and Entrepreneurship programs, I can confidently say that this school is built to make sure you succeed! And with 0% financing, why would you choose another school? Less…

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Janet S.

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I gained confidence in my kitchen!

I absolutely loved my home cooking class. The chef was thorough with the instructions and process. I gain so much knowledge about how to prepare meats and vegetables. I learned how to make sauces, cut and cook fish and so many other things. Read more… I absolutely loved my home cooking class. The chef was thorough with the instructions and process. I gain so much knowledge about how to prepare meats and vegetables. I learned how to make sauces, cut and cook fish and so many other things. The best thing is the confidence I gained in my own kitchen. Loved, loved loved it. Already signed up for more classes. Less…

4. Home Cook Classes

Choose from 26 cooking and pastry classes, learn modern techniques, and gain new skills to wow your family and friends.
Best suited for: Passionate home cooks who want to master cooking fundamentals.

SEE WHAT OUR STUDENTS
THINK ABOUT US

MelanieRuiz

Whether you purchase home-cook classes or fully enroll for culinary/pastry school, coming here is worth every penny. The chef instructors are patient and absolutely awesome! The 12:1 student to teacher ratio makes it Read more...

Karma M.

My friend and I took a Home Cook series class at CulinaryLab and had so much fun. The class is taught by a real chef instructor and even though we asked silly beginner questions like "what is salt?" He was really cool about answering all our questions. I would definitely take other Read more...

Yair R.

This school is hands down amazing! I'm from their first graduating class and I can say hands down I'm so glad I came here and not some other cooking school. Price wise it was cheaper than any other school I had looked up. Read more...

MelanieRuiz

Whether you purchase home-cook classes or fully enroll for culinary/pastry school, coming here is worth every penny. The chef instructors are patient and absolutely awesome! The 12:1 student to teacher ratio makes it Read more...

Karma M.

My friend and I took a Home Cook series class at CulinaryLab and had so much fun. The class is taught by a real chef instructor and even though we asked silly beginner questions like "what is salt?" He was really cool about answering all our questions. I would definitely take other Read more...

Yair R.

This school is hands down amazing! I'm from their first graduating class and I can say hands down I'm so glad I came here and not some other cooking school. Price wise it was cheaper than any other school I had looked up. Read more...

MelanieRuiz

Whether you purchase home-cook classes or fully enroll for culinary/pastry school, coming here is worth every penny. The chef instructors are patient and absolutely awesome! The 12:1 student to teacher ratio makes it Read more...

Karma M.

My friend and I took a Home Cook series class at CulinaryLab and had so much fun. The class is taught by a real chef instructor and even though we asked silly beginner questions like "what is salt?" He was really cool about answering all our questions. I would definitely take other Read more...

Yair R.

This school is hands down amazing! I'm from their first graduating class and I can say hands down I'm so glad I came here and not some other cooking school. Price wise it was cheaper than any other school I had looked up. Read more...

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

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You experience hands-on
learning — no classrooms or
boring textbooks.

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Industry connections and mentors help launch your culinary career.

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You get job preparation and
training specific to your preferred profession.

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You are taught in a family-like
setting by a team that cares about
your sucess.

We accommodate you at two locations that offer contemporary, hands-on culinary education

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SANTA ANA

An innovative public food hall and commercial kitchen pace in the heart of Orange County.

Address

4th Street Market (4SM)
201 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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TUSTIN

It’s where food and science come to play. CulinaryLab is located in Tustin, right off the 55 Freeway and 17th Street, next to Mimi’s Café.

Address

17231 17th St B Tustin,
CA 92780

Learn more about which program is the best fit for you

Get a free call with our admissions team to get all your questions answered

CULINARY SCHOOL REIMAGINED

CulinaryLab Cooking School immerses students in an experiential, modern, hands-on education for all levels of cooks — aspiring chefs, culinary entrepreneurs and serious home cooks.
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AVERAGE RATING 4.9
38 reviews

Path 4255

AVERAGE RATING 4.9
11, 295 followers

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AVERAGE RATING 5
20 reviews

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