I'm in a tech school program so can't help in your decision making, but if I could work with Dave Arnold, then I'd go to FCI for sure. But then that high tech food science stuff is what gets me all jazzed up.
Thanks everyone for all the info! I'm inclined to agree with you guys on FCI--less time in school and more time working is a good thing, so long as I can keep my nose to the grindstone and put in enough to get a lot out of it. AJ, thanks for that link. I think that might have pushed everything past the tipping point for me in favor of FCI. That gentleman is doing some seriously incredible work.