I appreciate any and all comments here -- I am considering culinary school and have no idea where to begin looking. I'd like up-to-date opinions: For example, is Le Cordon Bleu overpriced and passe nowadays or is it still the peak of the schools? Did you or a friend go to a smaller, up-and-coming school in Oregon and have a spectacular time?
I'm looking for a smaller school (I went to a large undergraduate university and regret it), but like I said -- I'm open to all suggestions. I'm willing to hear about any price (though I'd love to know how the education compares to the price), any location in the world. The program would lean more toward basic cooking than baking, or exclusively French cuisine.
I really appreciate everyone's input. Thanks.