Culinary Arts/Chef Training Major

Culinary Arts/Chef Training is a program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments.

Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training Major (use the College Search feature and enter "culinary arts” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Culinary Services? Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in the Culinary Services page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training Major?

With a major/degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training, you likely are setting your sights on being a chef and/or head cook.  As such, you will direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns. Chefs and head cooks use a variety of kitchen and cooking equipment, including step-in coolers, high-quality knives, meat slicers, and grinders. They also have access to large quantities of meats, spices, and produce. Some chefs use scheduling and purchasing software to help them in their administrative tasks.  Chefs who run their own restaurant or catering business are often busy with kitchen and office work.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Culinary Arts/Chef Training 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.

 

 

Publications/Magazines in Culinary Arts/Chef Training Major