My girlfriend is an alum of Cook Street (2006), and she's very very fond of her time there. I'm very very fond of what she learned.
Another friend that she met at Cook Street, shortly after her graduation, is running her own private chef service and making enough to live in a loft down by the Rockies stadium.
Through my GF, I've met 3 alum from Cook Street, and none of them has anything bad to say about it. If you want more personal info, we can put you in contact with my GF to ask more specific questions.
"self-aggrandizing jackass" - it says it right on the label