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Looking to Become a Professional Cook?
The Restaurant Industry is Looking for Talented People
Most Starting Positions Don't Require a Four-Year Degree
You Could Get Started in a New Career Quickly

Professional Cook

Thinking about getting into the culinary arts field?

Student cooks with their instructorWe hope you will be able to use this site as a tool to help you find out more about culinary arts careers and what kind of education you can receive at a cooking school located near you.

Culinary arts schools train potential chefs in the basics of culinary arts, baking, pastry making and kitchen management. Some programs also teach hospitality and restaurant management.

While being taught in professionally equipped kitchens, students learn grilling, baking, sauteing, garnishing, pastry creation, meal and menu planning, kitchen safety and general restaurant and kitchen business operations.

Typical class topics include:

  • Professional cooking
  • Wine, spirits and wine service
  • Restaurant baking
  • Culinary arts
  • Restaurant pastry arts
  • Restaurant ownership and management
  • Catering and banquet operations
  • Hospitality and catering business management

These schools know how busy young adults can be, so they typically have flexible schedules allowing students to attend classes during the day or evening.

Young cook performing final preparations on his plateMost of these schools also offer students paid internships at some of the better area restaurants.

Upon graduation, you can count on career placement assistance to help you get started in your career as a chef, as well as continuous help throughout your career.

Just put your zip code in the search box below and check out what is available: