• Report: #918336

Complaint Review: Pennsylvania Culinary Institute

Thank You

Read how Ripoff Report saves consumers millions.

  • Submitted: Fri, July 27, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, August 22, 2012

  • Reported By: Sara — Austin Texas United States of America
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
717 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America

Pennsylvania Culinary Institute Graduated with a 4.0 GPA as classValedictorian and can't find a decent job! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

*Consumer Comment: private for-profit colleges and universities

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

When I applied for acceptance into the Pastry Arts program, I was promised the moon if I were to graduate from this coveted program! I relocated myself, my husband and four children from Texas to Pennsylvania to start the program.  I made a vow to myself that such a great sacrifice would require extreme focus and my goal was to graduate with no less than a perfect 4.0 GPA.

All throughout school the environment made you feel like you were one step away from being the next "celebrity chef".  I met great people, but upon graduation as valedictorian of the class with my coveted 4.0 GPA that I worked so hard for, I found it extremely difficult to find any job that would pay much better than minimum wage.  My classmates are going through the same situations that I am.  Most of us are not even employed in the food industry at the moment.  The few people that are in the food industry are not doing what we were "trained" to do and are not making nearly the amount of money that was implied to us that we would make.

When I search classified ads for employment I am appalled at the fact that most food service jobs pay minimum wage and do not even require a high school diploma! Why did I waste my time and money on a worthless education! I am unemployed and now have bad credit because I do not have a job to make money to pay back all of the extreme student loans that I racked up through this school! No wonder they closed down this campus.  I know that they have filed a class action lawsuit with a sister culinary school in California, is there anyway to start one for this school or add our names to the list!???

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/27/2012 09:26 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Pennsylvania-Culinary-Institute/Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-15222/Pennsylvania-Culinary-Institute-Graduated-with-a-40-GPA-as-classValedictorian-and-cant-918336. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on Pennsylvania Culinary Institute

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author 1Consumer 0Employee/Owner
Updates & Rebuttals

#1 Consumer Comment

private for-profit colleges and universities

AUTHOR: Pittsburgh Sherpa - (United States of America)

Along with the DeVry University, University of Phoenix, and other FOR-PROFIT post-high school education programs, the culinary institute you mention accepts eagerly students that can receive financial aid (aka loan) from a commercial bank.

Veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan are particularly vulnerable because they have a federal program called GI Bill which allows them to use funds for post high-school education.

These for-profit organizations have "recruiters" that actively look for individuals to enroll.

You did not complain of the quality of the education you received, so I assume you received a good educational basis in the field of food preparation.

But you do complain that the employment situation in the field of food preparation only offers modest wages.  That was something you had to research yourself before committing to such a career-enhancement move.

My suggestion is that you move away from Pittsburgh and go to a more wealthy geographical location, and try applying there.  The pay may be higher.  Also, try the cruise lines:  they are always looking for professionally-trained individuals like yourself.
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.