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Interested in Becoming a Professional Cook?
Good Restaurants Are Always Looking for New People
New Positions Usually Don't Require a Bachelor's Degree
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Is a career in the culinary field something you are considering?

Seattle chef preparing a sauceWe hope you can utilize our site as a tool to learn about culinary arts professions and what your options are with training at some local or regional colleges or schools.

Culinary schools educate potential chefs in the basic principles of culinary arts, baking and kitchen management. A few programs also teach hospitality management.

While they are taking courses in modern set up kitchen classrooms, enrollees study grilling, baking, garnishing, sauteing dessert creation, meal preparation, food safety procedures and fundamental restaurant and kitchen business operations.

Regular lesson subjects may include:

  • Introduction to professional cooking
  • Baking fundamentals
  • Kitchen tools and knives
  • Wine, spirits and wine service
  • Restaurant pastry baking
  • Restaurant administration
  • Event management

These schools know just how busy many adults can be, so they frequently include versatile schedules helping participants to participate in convenient training courses during the daytime or evening.

WA cook getting a rest break with her favorite serving spoon Almost all of these schools also make available to students serious intern positions at some of the good-quality Washington State restaurants.

Following graduation, you will expect job placement recommendations to help you get started in your new career as a working chef, together with regular support through the course of your entire career.

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  • Art of Cooking (AS)
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Cooking isn’t the right job for a lot of people. You can see different career training in Washington State.