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Culinary Arts Education
The Pacific Northwest is known around the country as a haven of culture, natural beauty, and, in the case of Washington, rain. Despite many overcast days, the state of Washington has much more to offer than a higher level of precipitation than most. The culinary arts are alive and well in this area, and the famous Washington Culinary Arts Schools are a nod to the culinary traditions of the region.
Anyone who visits Washington will quickly understand how steeped in culinary genius the area really is. Seattle’s Pike Place Market offers an abundance of local, fresh food that simply beckons chefs to have a go at their favorite recipes. With some of the most fertile land in the country, the Pacific Northwest has the capability to grow everything a chef needs to cook delicious, creative, and stunning dishes. With an abundance of fresh seafood caught right off the shores of the state’s coast, Washington also offers a unique setting in which culinary students can experiment with their favorite crab, lobster, shrimp, and fish dishes.
To inspire creativity and celebrate the wonderful culinary traditions of region, several food and wine festivals are held every year—giving culinary students the chance to learn more about the foods and wines produced locally and enjoy the work of master chefs. Bite of Seattle Food Festival, Taste of Tacoma, Coffee Fest Seattle, Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, and Seattle Cheese Festival all offer the ambiance and delicious culinary masterpieces that the region has become known for.