Culinary arts is a great field of work to get into. It is diverse and allows you to use your creative streak. There are also many career opportunities awaiting you both after you graduate and after you have some experience. You will need to attend a culinary school or a college offering culinary arts courses.
There are so many culinary arts schools and more seem to be popping up. The demand for people who are good with food is high so you should have no problem finding work upon graduation. There are so many different places you can work including hotel, restaurants, cruise ships, schools and many more places. Wherever there is food being cooked there is demand for culinary professionals.
Some popular culinary arts schools in the USA include:
Lincoln College of Technology
The Culinary Institute of America
The Culinary Institute of Canada
California School of Culinary Arts Pasadena
Orlando Culinary Academy
Texas Culinary Academy
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts
The Restaurant School, Philadelphia
In the UK one of the most recognized schools is the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in Dublin, Ireland. There is also the prestigious and relatively new International Centre for Culinary Arts in Dubai.
As a culinary artist you will be required to prepare meals as well as make them look pleasing. You may also be employed by food magazines to make up plates of food for presentations. There is now high demand for this type of work.
Some culinary schools focus specifically on certain aspects of pastry, corporate dining, event dining and many other niches. This provides an exciting opportunity to get experienced in a particular field so that your job search can be more focused. So if you can hone your skills in one area then you will be more employable and can command a higher salary even as a junior.
Other jobs that you can undertake after completing a culinary arts degree or certificate is a chef, sales person, teacher, food stylist, self employment and many other roles. There truly are now barriers in this wide and diverse field.
The culinary industry is growing all the time so there has never been a better time to get qualified and start seeking work in the culinary arts.