Veteran Detroiters always knew their city was a meat-and-potatoes town, but Detroit is in the midst of a culinary transformation. Inexpensive housing stock and an emerging generation of young restaurateurs and chefs eager to experiment have brought new restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms, cocktail bars, pop-up events and quirky lunch spots promising interesting food in neighborhoods where previously the only options had been fast food. Filling up booths and tables at new spots are not just people flocking into the city on nights and weekends but also employees of such companies as Nike, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Lear, Quicken Loans and other mega-nationals that are helping to revitalize the downtown core. Additionally, access to great water and the abundance of local agriculture on nearby farms makes it easy to source ingredients locally. According to Keep Growing Detroit, a local advocacy organization that helps farmers become food entrepreneurs, some 1,375 gardens and farms across the city grow more than 550,000 pounds of fresh produce last year alone. In Detroit chefs and head cook average $34,000 a year, according to BLS. Bakers average $26,000 and food service managers average $50,000 per year. BLS projects modest growth through 2022.

Culinary Schools in Detroit Michigan

Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville

Roseville MI

www.dorsey.edu

Dorsey Business Schools-Waterford Pontiac

Pontiac MI

www.dorsey.edu

Henry Ford Community College

Dearborn MI

www.hfcc.edu

Macomb Community College

Warren MI

www.macomb.edu

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills MI

www.oaklandcc.edu

Schoolcraft College

Livonia MI

www.schoolcraft.edu

The Art Institute of Michigan

Novi MI

www.artinstitutes.edu/detroit/

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Detroit Michigan