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Quebec Culinary Arts Education

Quebec’s culinary fields are thriving in recent years, led by Montreal’s bustling city center and its growing tourism industry. From smoked fish, cheeses, maple products to the world-famous ice cider, Quebec’s metropolitan fine dining and renowned village festivals alike are full of fine regional cuisine. The province’s culinary professionals, from chefs to bakers, cooks, caterers, restaurant managers and food & beverage managers work in a variety of settings from rustic bed and breakfasts to quaint inns and cottages and luxurious resorts and hotels.

Quebec Culinary Employment Outlook

Quebec’s Department of Labour expects continuing growth in its economy over the coming decade. Especiy in the city of Montreal, Quebec’s financial, cultural and population center, jobs for many different industries including finance, manufacturing and services are expected to grow. As a result, many of the culinary arts fields will grow as well to support these industries. As most culinary arts degrees or diplomas take between 8 and 24 months to complete, the present time is better than any in recent years to begin a program at a Quebec culinary school. Review our list of schools and programs and choose the ones that fit your educational and career goals.

Quebec Culinary Wages & Working Conditions

Wages and salaries for Quebec’s chefs, caterers and restaurant managers were in 2010 and are expected to rise moderately through 2012. Home to some of the highest salaries for culinary professionals in Canada, both Montreal and Quebec City have become synonymous with fine dining and hospitality services. To take advantage of this reputation, future chefs, caterers, restaurant and hospitality managers and other culinary professionals should look into a degree program at one of the province’s culinary schools today.

A list of average salaries for Quebec Culinary Arts is available below:

Annual Salary (2010)
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef / Baker
Restaurant Manager
Food & Beverage Director

Culinary Schools in Quebec

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