Culinary Education

Written by Dilip Shaw

Preface: This article is intended to introduce you to cooking schools and culinary institutes, and to give you a few things to think about as you investigate a culinary education and career.

Do people like your cooking? Dorepparttar dinners you serve make guests say "How lovely!" or "Mean spread, dude!"? Have you worked your way through a recipe book or two? Do people tell you that you ought to be "a chef or something"? Or do you just feel like you could really get into food and hospitality? Ifrepparttar 136824 answers to any of these questions are "yes," maybe you should look into attending a culinary program such as those offered by a cooking school or culinary institute.

Career Change - Why Culinary?

Written by Dilip Shaw

Most culinary colleges and cooking schools nationwide report that an increasing number of students are older adults with prior careers. Whether fulfilling lifelong dreams or trying something different,repparttar old students are attracted torepparttar 136823 wide variety of jobs in food service and torepparttar 136824 possibility of success in an industryrepparttar 136825 National Restaurant Association projects will need an additional 1.8 million workers inrepparttar 136826 next 10 years.

A recent survey concludes that fifteen percent of this year's freshman class at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., are career changers or are those who previously studied subjects other than hospitality.

There is a strong response to recruitment efforts with students from other careers. There are many who want admission to improve their skills and increase their likelihood of achievingrepparttar 136827 goals they set for themselves.

To appeal to older career changers, schools are offering shortened programs, smaller classes, fast-track application processes and internships in restaurant and food operations.

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