Preface: Preface: Want to join food industry? Why not know your employment prospects before you finalize your decision to study in culinary schools.
Where do you want to go? The world of Culinary Arts is one of fastest growing fields in United States and beyond. Where you go is up to you and how hard you are prepared to work. The same applies to how much you earn. If you decide to stay in local area you are likely to earn between $8-$14. On other hand, a line cook in San Francisco earns $10 to $22 per hour. A chef in fine dining restaurant or hotel can earn in excess of $100,000 per year. (Please understand it takes many years of hard work and dedication to reach this kind of salary.)
You may choose to work in any of following types of establishments:
Nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, catering companies, casinos, cruise ships, trains, country clubs, private clubs, restaurants, research and development labs, resorts (ranging from a summer resort to one of Disney properties), and wineries to name but a few. You may decide to travel and look for opportunities abroad. Whatever you decide to do, education you will receive in Culinary Schools will help take you to future of your choice.
The employment prospects for graduates of this program are positive. Future employment growth is above average and it is expected that new graduates will experience little difficulty finding work in food and beverage industry. These are considered to be active recruitment occupations.
The restaurant industry employs 11 million people, making it nation's largest employer outside of government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts restaurant industry's growth will be 30 per cent over next two years. Industry professionals and owners indicate that biggest challenge facing industry is finding educated, competent, and well-trained management personnel to handle this growth.
In next decade, travel and food industry will be a leader in creating new jobs, in generating more revenue, in paying out more salaries and wages, and in offering great professional opportunities.