Greater Richmond Partnership Business First Greater Richmond

Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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The City of Richmond & Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico


Educational Highlights

Greater Richmond is home to nearly 30 institutions of higher education, which train and supply the next generation of skilled professionals.

  • Total enrollment is nearly 80,000.
  • More than 16,000 degrees are conferred annually.
  • Reynolds Community College offers degrees in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts. The Culinary Arts program provides a comprehensive occupational-technical education and is intended to lead to employment as a culinarian within a variety of culinary, food service and retail paths.
  • Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College is a top culinary school located in Richmond. The new Culinard immersion program offers intensive culinary school training in as few as 36 weeks.
  • Stratford University offers a state-of-the-art culinary department with several programs awarding diplomas, Associate’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.
  • Numerous local Technical Centers offer Culinary Arts Programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in the food service industry.
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