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Why Get A Degree In Culinary Arts?

An associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree or certification in an accredited culinary arts program will prepare graduates for a high energy, highly rewarding career in a number of culinary careers including chefs, catering, food & beverage management and restaurant management. However, a culinary arts degree does not s there. The programs listed here on Culinary-World prepare their graduates for well-rounded career skills with training in business, finance, human resources, accounting and management aspects of the culinary industry. Find out if a culinary degree is right for you.

Culinary Degrees Provide Skills & Experience

There are a vast number of ways to get into the culinary arts industry. Some of today’s chefs started out as assistants, line cooks and even dishwashers and worked their way up. However, there is a better way to get the skills and experience you need to run the kitchens in the restaurants of the world. Most executive chefs, pastry chefs, catering managers and restaurant managers running today’s establishments have degrees in culinary arts from institutions such as these very schools listed here on Culinary-World. A degree program teaches everything from the basic techniques and skill sets of a chef to the business management needed to run an entire restaurant. To understand the entire culinary business is to be a well-rounded chef, manager or food & beverage director, attaining the skills to work at the highest levels of the industry.

There are culinary programs for every aspect of the culinary world. Degree and certification programs are available for those with no experience at to those already in the industry who wish to advance their career. From broad focus to specialty degrees, you can find a degree that will put you on the path to your chosen career field.

Your Culinary Program Decision

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding on a culinary school and program. Available both online and campus-based, the culinary program you choose should reflect the area of culinary arts you are interested in, your career goals and the environment in which you want to work upon graduation. Culinary-World encourages our visitors to consider the following factors when reviewing and deciding on the right culinary arts degree or certificate program for them:

  1. Tuition Fees – The culinary programs in North America range in price, depending on the institution and focus of your degree. An important factor to consider is the salary requirements that you’ll have when you graduate and whether they make your degree worthwhile. Review our list of degrees and programs and our culinary salary information by region to find a program that works financiy as well as fulfills your career goals.
  2. Location – Many culinary programs are hands on. This means that you will have to attend a campus where the program is available. You will want to make sure you are able to commute regularly to this location. If there are no locations near you, there are a good number of online programs to choose from as well.
  3. Program Length – Culinary programs are available from 1 to 4 year programs, depending on education level and degree or certification . You may wish to earn your associate’s degree in two years and go back for your bachelor’s degree in the future. Or you may choose to take a one-year master’s degree instead of two. However you choose, its to find a program that will teach you what you need to know. You may want to consider the time well spent if your degree takes longer than you would like.
  4. Level of Instructors – When you review each program, take the time to find out about each school’s instructors. Perhaps a certain program has instructors who work in the particular field in which you are interested.
  5. Career Services & Job Placement – Most institutions listed on Culinary-World provide job placement services. Review each school’s services as well as information on where their graduates are working now. Some schools have a tradition of excellence in certain areas of the culinary arts. If a school or program matches your specific career interest, it may be a good fit.

Search the directory of schools listed on this site and request information from as many institutions and programs as you would like. Find a school and degree program that matches your career goals and get started.

Associates Degree In Culinary Arts

Most associate’s degrees in culinary arts are two-year programs, encompassing both the basics of culinary arts and traditional education as well. In addition to your training in areas such as culinary arts, baking & pastry, restaurant management, spirits & beverage management, food & beverage management and catering, many programs will also require courses in business, marketing, accounting and finance and communications.

Feel free to review the schools and programs below. Request information from as many institutions as you would like to find a program that manages your career goals.

Bachelor’s Degree In Culinary Arts

A Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts genery encompasses a four-year degree program. Most bachelor’s degree programs listed on Culinary-World provide instruction from the basics of culinary arts to the advanced skills of the specific careers within the industry. In addition, many programs provide a traditional education as well. Your training during a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts will consist of instruction in one or more areas of the following: culinary management, food & beverage management, culinary nutrition, hospitality management and catering. Additional courses required may include business, marketing, accounting and finance.

Review Culinary-World’s list of programs below and request information from as many schools as you would like. Each institution will provide you the information necessary to make the right about your chosen career field.

Certification/Certificates & Diplomas In Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Certificates & Diplomas For our visitors interested in beginning their education in culinary arts, Culinary-World encourages you to review our list of certificates and diplomas available from our list of schools. A certificate or diploma can facilitate a career entrance into the culinary arts while giving graduates the skills and experience needed to succeed and take their career to the next level.

Earning a certificate or diploma in culinary arts, pastry & baking, catering and professional cookery provides an opportunity to learn a deal of skill and experience in a short period of time. Moreover, an online course of study enables you to learn without interrupting your current career. Review the list of certifications and diplomas below and choose the programs that are right for you. You may choose as many as you like and an advisor will contact you with the information you need to know to make the most important decision of your career!

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            Culinary Arts (AS)
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