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Culinary industry in a down economy
It is a well-versed truism that higher education leads to higher earnings. However, in a down economy, it isn’t just having a degree that’s important. The subject you study plays a key role in determining whether your credentials are a passport to a successful career. A degree from a culinary college or cooking schoolmay provide just that.
Get the skills for success
The educational training you receive in a culinary arts degree program may provide you with the knowledge and expertise to work in the culinary industry you choose. Orlando Culinary Academy and California School of Culinary Arts likewise may equip students with the broad-based, hands-on experience they need to make the most of the diversity of rewarding career opportunities in the culinary and hospitality industries.
Many schools, such as those mentioned, are associated with the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu. If that is what you are looking for, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta* or Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas** might be for you. The Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at Minneapolis/St Paul offers industry-current facilities in which to perfect your techniques and release your creativity.
A quality culinary degree program may provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to master recognized traditions, learn the latest innovations and develop their own style as a chef. Students can learn the theory and the practice, from the technicalities of sanitation to the techniques of classical French cooking, and get a feel for the realities of the restaurant business, bolstered by placements spent gaining valuable hands-on experience. Programs such as those offered at California School of Culinary Arts and Orlando Culinary Academy include externships that put students into real-life restaurant environments, providing opportunities to gain practical know-how and make valuable contacts within the industry.
There are many types of culinary degree programs available so it is important to consider whether certain areas of the industry are likely to suit you better. If the management side of the industry is better suited to your strengths, restaurant management and hospitality degree programs at Pennsylvania Culinary Institute or Scottsdale Culinary Institute can provide the relevant knowledge to develop your business acumen. Alternatively, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Portland offers an Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality & Restaurant Management, and California School of Culinary Arts offers a Hospitality and Restaurant Management diploma program designed to get your career started in less time.
A future of choice
Once, cooking was once seen as either a hobby or a chore. Now it is rightly regarded as a highly skilled profession within a multi-billion dollar industry. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2012, Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food industry may grow by 14.8% till 2020
It may be your dream to work as a chef in a busy restaurant, where you’ll thrive on the pressure. Or you may prefer a career as a nutritionist at a peaceful health resort. Whatever you chose to do with your culinary degree, the right program for you may open the door to an exciting career within a dynamic, evolving industry.