The Culinary Arts program provides students with the opportunity to acquire a strong theoretical knowledge base, critical competencies, practical skills, and professional demeanor and behavior necessary to perform successfully and creatively in the culinary arts and food service industry. Topics include food selection and preparation, menu planning, meal management, and restaurant and food service operation.
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $41,600 and the hourly earnings is $20.01. The top 10% annual earnings is $73,700 and the hourly earnings is $35.44.
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants. Job opportunities also will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at upscale restaurants, hotels, and casinos where the pay is typically highest.