Napa is a name known around the world. It is associated with "wine" and as such has a unique set of shoes (or wine bottles) to fill. While wine country destinations have sprung in nearly every corner of the State of California thanks to the Pacific Ocean and its influences on weather required for growing delightful wine grapes, Napa continues to build on its brand as the premier destination for adults to escape to and go wine sampling & buying.
Napa, 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 Napa.