The Art of Cooking
Have you ever sat and watched the food channels on TV and started thinking ‘I could do that’? Maybe you just didn’t know how to go about starting a culinary career, or maybe you just didn’t feel like you really could do it. Now days, there are so many culinary schools that you can choose from that can help you jump start your dream job. They can give you all the tips and tricks that you need to become successful, and they are there to answer any questions you may ever have, even after you have graduated. Cooking and baking is becoming more and more popular, and since we all have to eat to survive, it is a job that is always in demand.
Culinary Art School Choices
There are so many top culinary schools out there for you to choose from. Such as Le Cordon Bleu, any of the Art Institutes, Kitchen Academy, and Johnson and Wales just to name a few of the most popular ones. Once you choose the school you wish to get your culinary training from, you need to choose what kind of a chef you wish to be. You can be a pastry chef, working with just the baked goods and desserts, maybe becoming an executive chef would be more your style where you are the one in charge, the head of the crew in the kitchen, or you may want to look into becoming the assistant, or sous chef, who is like the right hand man of the executive chef. You will also need to look into what kind of program you would like to be in. You can get certificates or diplomas for certain things, or you can go long enough and get degrees in this art. Just like in any other program, you can get your associates degree, bachelors degree and masters degree. Most colleges provide these in culinary arts, patisserie (baking), and food and beverage management. You should figure out what you are going to do with your degree after you graduate to determine which one would work best for you. Do you want to be a baker, or do you want to own and open up your own restaurant?
After you have chosen your school, your program, and where you want to take the training you will receive, you can begin the path to your dream job. The school you choose will give you all the hand-on training you will ever need to make sure you are prepared for every situation, and that you will be able to handle it like a professional. You will be required to do an internship somewhere, where you will get guidance and even more training at an actual restaurant. All of this will help you be the best chef, and you will have the tools to be as successful as you can be.