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Pursue Your Education at a Culinary Trade School
To pursue a career as a chef, you should learn how to prepare a variety of cuisine, create a menu, manage a staff, and sell your ideas. A chef is an artist and a business person at once, and must know how to source foods and prepare meals that appeal to the right audience.

Trade schools can be a great place to begin your culinary education, where you can gain a background in the culinary arts. Your education may include training on the plants, animals, and grains used to produce food, as well as nutrition, sanitation, business principles like accounting and management, and more.
Start Your Career in the Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
There are a number of career paths available to a culinary trade school graduate, including restaurant chef, pastry chef, and restaurant manager. Other careers include:

  • Executive chef
  • Catering chef
  • Catering manager
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Events manager

Most chefs typically work in restaurants or hotels, while others work for catering and events companies. Restaurant work usually involves long hours, late and early shifts, and weekend work. The culinary industry is usually very competitive, so a trade school education can be a good first step. Advanced training is generally required of all chef positions, but you can often qualify for management positions through direct experience.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities for chefs and cooks to grow by 11 percent through 2016. The median annual salary of a chef & head cooks in 2011 was $46,600 per year, with household cooks earning $31,080. Food service managers, like restaurant and catering managers, earned a median salary of $52,620.

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Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Culinary Arts, AS, Baking And Pastry Arts, AS, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : DIP-Culinary Arts, DIP-Pastry Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

Programs : Culinary Arts Specialist, Culinary Arts Professional, Baking and Pastry Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Modesto: 5601 Stoddard Rd. Modesto, CA 95356

Get the hands-on training you need to launch a career in the culinary arts.

Programs : Culinary Fundamentals, Culinary Arts, Culinary Essentials, and more..

Campus Locations :

Saint Louis: 9811 South Forty Drive Saint Louis, MO 63124

Cordova: 1245 N. Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

Kansas City: 4131 N. Corrington Ave Kansas City, MO 64117

Get hands-on training with Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America.

Programs : Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Sacramento - Certificate in Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago - Certificate in Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas - Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Sacramento: 2450 Del Paso Road Sacramento, CA 95834

Chicago: 361 West Chestnut Chicago, IL 60610

Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234

Hollywood: 3221 Enterprise Way Hollywood, FL 33025

Portland: 600 SW 10th Avenue Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

You can fire up a new career with help from Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts . We offer three programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts, pastry arts, as well as a chef track.

Programs : Professional Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Austin: 6020-B Dillard Circle Austin, TX 78752

Star Career Academy - the career school of choice. What makes us unique, and unlike other trade schools, is the dedication of our staff to provide performance-based occupational training.

Programs : Professional Pastry and Baking Arts, Professional Cooking, Commercial Cooking, and more..

Campus Locations :

Syosset: 125 Michael Dr. Syosset, NY 11791

Newark: 550 Broad St. , 3rd Floor Newark, NJ 07102

Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

Programs : Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Food Service Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Norfolk: 2428 Almeda Avenue Norfolk, VA 23513

Newport News: 11850 Merchants Walk, Suite 100 Newport News, VA 23606

Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.

Programs : Culinary Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Springfield: 189 Brookdale Drive Springfield, MA 01104

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : AAS in Business Administration - Hospitality Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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