At the moment, I'm very interested in going to culinary school. I've always enjoyed cooking and cooking for people, even the mundane tasks don't bother me at all. Also I feel like I'm getting to an age (27) where I'd like to go to school to get a trade and culinary arts seems to be a good fit for me. Well, where I'm getting hung up is on which culinary schools to look into and take seriously. Sure there's plenty of them out there, but which offer a worthwhile program. I'm in the United States, by the way, just so we all know where we're talking about. Well, the first obvious suggestion I'll probably hear is the C.I.A. I'm looking for other options as well. Being in Los Angeles at the moment I've been looking at the California School of Culinary Arts and a few others. Many of the schools are rather expensive. I'd like to know that I'm getting a valuable education for the money. Are there chefs out there with some educational advice for an aspiring chef? Any and all information is greatly appreciated.