I worked at California Culinary Academy full-time (More than 8 years)
Good faculty would be the top reason. Location: It is in a food city.
Corporate management does not have a progressive vision. It is just hardcore bottomline which hampers good education.
Advice to Management
Business bottomline needs to balance the quality of education.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at California Culinary Academy (San Francisco, CA).
First interview with the Executive Chef. Standard questions about past experience were asked. Focus on curriculum development as a new course was being established.Followed by a practical kitchen stage. Then a 45 minutes classroom lecture. Both these were judged by about 5-6 faculty members. Final interview with the Director of education.
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