Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General is a major/degree program that focuses on the general study of the cooking and related culinary arts, and that may prepare individuals for a variety of jobs within the food service industry.
Includes instruction in food preparation, cooking techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, sanitation and safety, communication skills, applicable regulations, and principles of food service management.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General Major?
If you choose to pursue a degree in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General, you will work under the direction of chefs, head cooks, or food service managers. Large restaurants and food service establishments often have multiple menus and large kitchen staffs. Teams of restaurant cooks, sometimes called assistant cooks or line cooks, work at assigned stations equipped with the necessary types of stoves, grills, pans, and ingredients.
Job titles often reflect the principal ingredient cooks prepare or the type of cooking they do—vegetable cook, fry cook, or grill cook, for example.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Culinary Federation
- International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
- National Restaurant Association
Publications/Magazines in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General Major