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Michigan is home to the longest coastline in the country, making it one of the top places to get great seafood. But the culinary arts scene does not stop there. Michigan is well known for its eclectic scene in big cities, such as Detroit and Grand Rapids, where chefs have ample opportunities to get an education, experiment with fresh ingredients and build a reputation.
Food festivals are held around the state each year to celebrate the culinary arts scene. The Battle Creek Cereal Festival is famous for the world's longest breakfast table, and Chef's Challenge is a benefit function that allows chefs to support a good cause while demonstrating their craft by cooking with Michigan only ingredients. Each of these festivals and others are great opportunities for aspiring chefs to show off their talents.
Some of the best culinary programs are in Michigan. One of the most respected culinary schools in the country is the International Culinary School in Novi, which has some of the top programs in the country. The Culinary Institute of Michigan is another well-known program. In addition to specialty schools, other culinary programs can be found at the four year Universities and community colleges. After graduation, Michigan chefs can expect to earn an average of $49,000, which is just below the national average.
To make your name known on the famous food scene in Michigan, first get started at one of the many culinary schools in the area to get the education you need to be successful.
Ranked the 11th largest in terms of land area and the 8th most populous state in the United States, Michigan is situated in the Midwest. Bordered by Lake Saint Clair and four of the five Great Lakes, the state is separated into the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula. Michigan is adjacent to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and the Canadian province Ontario. The geography of Michigan consists of lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, dunes, and marshes.
Some of the top culinary schools in Michigan are the Culinary Institute of Michigan, Great Lakes Culinary Institute, Baker College of Auburn Hills, Baker College of Flint, and Madonna University.
The climate in Michigan is described as continental. The central and southern parts of the Lower Peninsula experiences cold winters and hot summers. The northern part and the Upper Peninsula experience longer, colder winters and shorter, warm summers. Temperatures in Michigan can range from -10 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius.
The birthplace of Motown Records and the Techno movement, Michigan is a legendary landmark in American music. With a mix of European immigrants, Native Americans, Asian immigrants, Hispanic immigrants, the culture of Michigan is distinctive, influencing the arts, literature, and films.
The population of Michigan is 9.8 million, and its largest ethnic groups are Whites, African Americans, Native Americas, Asians, Hispanic, and Multiracial. Its median household income was $44,627 in 2011.
Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Flint are the most cities in Michigan.
Michigan’s best restaurants include Schuler’s Restaurant, Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, The Coach Insignia Restaurant, Zingerman’s Bakery, and Roma Caf
Michigan Wine Month, Belleville National Strawberry Festival , Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, Taste of Grand Rapids, Taste of Kalamazoo Festival