Milpitas is a Bay Area gem of a city located a mere five miles from the San Jose Airport. This alone provides easy accessibility to travel around the globe from the heart of Silicon Valley where a vibrant, high tech environment provides a job base and family-friendly communities that enjoy many residential services.

Only 45 minutes south of San Francisco, the region is known for its tourism, as well as job base. Milpitas in Santa Clara County is situated between two major freeways, I-880 and I-680, that connect the city with all the Bay Area and its attractions.

Milpitas, like all the towns in the San Francisco bay area is a great place to pursue a culinary career. There’s a bevy of great restaurants, many with Michelin stars, to seek real world cooking experience as well as many options for pursuing culinary training…from certificates & single classes, to full degree programs. In fact the Culinary Institute of America has their west coast campus in the St Helena, the heart of Napa Valley.

Below you’ll find the Culinary Schools we’ve found, that are an easy commute from Milpitas.


City College of San Francisco

San Francisco CA

Contra Costa College

San Pablo CA

Culinary Institute of America

St Helena CA

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill CA

Laney College

Oakland CA

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco

San Francisco CA

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton CA

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa CA

The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San Francisco

San Francisco CA
San Jose


San Jose CA

International Culinary Center-California

Campbell CA

The Art Institute of California-Argosy University-Silicon Valley

Sunnyvale CA

San Francisco and Oakland