Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
376
Tuition
$22,925
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 38 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Junior

Career Services: After finishing this school you are mostly likely to find a job. When your a sophomore you are required to have certain amount of internship hours. So after your done with this school you will have experience working in the kitchen and have job experience. A lot of the alumni from this school are very successful in their own businesses. A few of them were also on the tv show called "Top Chef".

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1 College Junior

Online Courses: We don't have online classes because we have cooking classes so we are the the kitchens. We do have classroom classes for our basic class but no online classes.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think the tuition is a good amount because they focus on your major which most likely going to be your career. For the associates program is 18 months and the bachelors program is 3 1/2 years. So it's less time in school and you learn a lot. If I want to any other school I would be paying way more money and I would be in school longer.

2 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The financial aid people never answer your phone calls but expect you to make an appointment before seen them. Most of the teachers did not respond to their emails. A lot of people said their credits did not transfer.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Since it is a small school we don't have sports, I wish we did, but we have a lot of clubs and school activities. Our library is open early so we can get our work done before classes we also have a little lounge area where everybody can hang out. The bad thing about the lounge room they kick everybody out at a certain time even on weekends.

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4 College Junior

Campus Resources: We have several areas were there is computers and we have to pay to use the printer. The great thing is about my school is everyone gets a iPad. The wi fi is not the best.

5 College Junior

Student Body: I go to a very small school so everybody knows each other a we are all cool with each other. There might be a little diversity between the pastry and culinary students but we all get along.

4 College Junior

Facilities: This school is set apart from other culinary school because they not only make us focus on our majors like culinary arts, pastry and management. We also have to take a term to get into the other majors and see the importance of those with being in a business.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The experience at school is great. Diverse student body from age to race. The atmosphere is heart warming. Everyone is open, laughing and having a great time. This school is different because it is preparing us for the cooking world. I would chose this school again if I could do it all over because it is an actual restaurant. We serve the public like real managers and cook on the line in the kitchens.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are resources on campus such as the library but the campus activities are non-accessible to commuter. Students that live on campus can go to different club meetings and activities that the school holds, but for commuters it is harder for us because we are not told these activities in advance.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The access to the computer labs is great. They librarians are always there and ready to help when you need it. There is a wide variety of books on culinary and topics relating to it.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: Student body is diverse between ages, gender, and races. Everyone gets along and has a sense of friendship. The school consists mostly of young, out of high school students and a small group of part time students are primarily full-time working adults with families.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Wireless acces is always accessible and the speed is up to par. I've never had an issue with the network running slow. Printing was free but they now charge you a fee, which for the price of tuition, should be waived. There are two computer labs; one is okay and the other needs a serious upgrade. The second lab is occupied with ancient old laptops that are over a decade old. The labs are only available during the day which is no help to the part time students; we can only access the labs on Saturdays.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I personally do not feel there is anything unique about the school. I feel that The Restaurant School could take some examples from other schools like Johnson & Whales or the Culinary Institute of America. I do respect the Chef's. They seem to have a primary interest in the students and have knowledge on what they are instructing due to experience. It seems they would like to teach by method but are restricted on how they would like to instruct classes due to upper administration faculty. Academic instructors teaching abilities are lame and seem to not have related experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: They're are only two computer labs, and as a part time student who comes two nights out of the week, are unavailable to me. There is no athletic center. Also, as a part time student, the school makes no way for us to be able to participate in school clubs or activities.

1 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: My experience at the restaurant school has been a disappointing one, and I am sad to say that as it is my first college experience. The school offers no challenge or discipline. Academic classes seem to be made for a 3rd grader. The instructors read directly from power points and some seem to have no background or experience in what they're instructing. Hands on classes are not bad, but they could be better. The Restaurant School teaches by traditional recipes and in my opinion we should be taught on proper cooking methods and techniques. There is no sense of uregency amongst the students in hands on classes and time managment needs to be applied and discoplined more towards the students to get ser up for the real world.
It also seems that the school puts little or no money into supplies and equipment in the school. Pots and pans are warped and dirty, it's hard to find a working cuisinart, ovens are broken or on the fritz, food for the hands on classes are spoiled at times, classes are over populated etc. I have only seen money go into the interior and flare for the school, unnecessary things like tv's on hallway walls displaying or emblem.
There are many things that need to be worked on for The Restaurant School, but it doesn't seem to be a concern. I wish I could say I was proud of where I go to school, but sadly I cannot bring myself to feel that way.

5 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: They were able to give me all sorts of options. They also answered all questions I may have.

5 College Student

Career Services: They help you with job placement. They have a vast list of vendors/clients who like to hire graduates.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The are a lot of this that happens on and off campus concerning the school

2 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Though the financial aid advisors help you through this process, the are barely any scholarships for this school, especially for transfer students.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: I think the Chefs should teach in the kitchen and not in the class room the school should hire actual teachers to teach because the chefs do not do a good job at teaching.

1 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Awful. We have no professors just bad teachers and chefs.

5 College Senior

Student Body: My school has a diverse student body, with people from various lifestyles. The students are very hard working but do not let that stand in the way of being friendly and helping each other. They are able to make friends outside and during classes without interrupting study work and keeping their schedules busy with activities outside of school. Most if not all students are at the school not only to get an education and learn valuable skills but to also gain a career.

3 College Senior

Student Body: Most Work Full Time – Most of the students work full time and the majority of us are parents thrying to finish education and get our kids through school, we all get along very well.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: the professors and chefs take pride in what they do, they show concern for each student on a individual bases and push us to work hard. The teachers are very knowledgeable, registration is very easy they work with on finances the have open door policy for assitance with study and respond to emails in a timely fashion.

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