CASA Culinary Schools in Chicago

A Real-World Education in the Culinary Arts at CASA Chicago Culinary and Cooking School

Do you want to launch your career in the culinary arts in Chicago? Well, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better, more distinctive city in which to make your mark! This city has culinary influences that stretch way back. The earliest settlers to the area came from Sweden, Germany and England, bringing with them a love for hearty foods to beat back the cold as well as beers and ales to keep it lively. More recent newcomers from Greece, Poland and Puerto Rico have added to the culinary tapestry with saganaki, pierogi and jibarito sandwiches. Dishes like Chicken Vesuvio are authentically Chicagoan, made by Italians sometime before the 1930s. Italian beef, Shrimp DeJonghe and deep-dish pizza are other iconic Chicago foods.

Your Culinary Dreams are Realized Here

Chicago’s eclectic food scene is enviable and it’s only going to get better. Up-and-coming chefs can thrive here, drawing inspiration from the theatre, the rich and varied music scene, and the electric vibe that’s intrinsic to this great town. If you really want to get cooking, absorb all you can as an apprentice to a professional chef with CASA. Get the skills and connections it takes to make it from inside the real hustling-bustling Chicago culinary arts scene.

With plenty of street food, a thriving beer culture and local cuisine that runs the gamut from Korean to German, Greek to Vietnamese, it may come as a surprise to learn that The Windy City is also known for its culinary endeavors of a molecular kind, that’s right—molecular gastronomy. This modern way of cooking, or rather, preparing foods, is all about pushing boundaries and thinking about cuisine in different ways, forcing us to question our notions and relationship to food and eating. Chicago chefs include Grant Achatz of Alinea whose green apple edible helium balloon will go down in culinary history alongside Homero Cantu of Moto’s 3 x 3 inch polymer oven which is brought to patrons, heated and cooking a fish.



141 W Jackson Blvd - Suite 300A
Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 818-1440

60 East Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 646-4751


Our apprenticeship/externship-based program works in accord with the way the culinary world really operates–and for much less money. Our six-month programs are less than $15,000 and there are no hidden fees or other costs. Traditional culinary school tuition can range from $30,000 to as high as $100,000. That’s a lot of money, especially when you receive no real work experience or opportunity to connect with professionals. Why go into massive student loan debt if you don’t have to?

Our program is unique in that it offers a one-on-one immersive culinary educational experience that is unmatched by any other in the industry. With our program, you can receive the most comprehensive culinary education in just six short months.

At CASA, we know that finding a job can be a daunting task. That’s why we’re committed to offering our students one year of job placement assistance after completing the program. Our team has built strong connections within the industry and we’re dedicated to connecting our graduates with real-world opportunities. We’ve seen many cases where our students go on to find work with their mentor or in another kitchen based on solid recommendations.

Start your culinary journey and become the chef you’ve dreamed of!

You will be mentored by an expert chef and gain real-world experience in an actual kitchen. Professional chefs have never been in such high demand and our job placement is unmatched in the industry.

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All this for well under what most culinary schools charge in tuition we are committed to keeping you out of insurmountable debt.

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Entering the culinary arts world loaded down in debt can seriously thwart your future success. CASA’s curriculum-backed, on-the-job training is time-efficient and cost-efficient.

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