Getting Started in Culinary School and Careers
If you're ready to turn your passion for the culinary arts into an occupation, you can find information about how to get started in culinary careers and entry-level culinary jobs in our resource centers below. Whether you're looking for culinary salaries, industry statistics or advice about choosing culinary schools and culinary arts programs, our articles and resources can help you find the answers to your questions.
Culinary Arts Information Centers
A career in baking and pastry arts is one of the sweetest ways to make a living. Find out if a pastry chef career is for you.
Interested in starting a catering career or contemplating starting your own catering business? Here's everything you'll need to get started.
Learn more about how to get started in a chef career and what to look for in chef school programs.
Whether you're interested in a short-term cooking class or you're ready to enroll in a full-time program, there's culinary training to fit your needs.
Inspiration for your culinary creations can come from many different places. Explore the various cuisines that may spark your interest.
Want to start a successful culinary career? Get information about choosing culinary schools, what to expect in your first culinary jobs and more.
Hospitality careers can take you in many exciting directions—from five star hotels to trendy day spas. There are a variety of hospitality careers to explore.
Are you passionate about food and working with people? If your goal is to own or manage a restaurant, a management education is essential.
The U.S. has a wide variety of regional culinary traditions. Explore our Culinary Arts Institute Geography Guide for information about regional features and schools.
Profiles of Culinary Professionals
Read profiles of culinary professionals to find out more about what these careers are really like:
Culinary Career Success Stories: From Culinary School to a Dream Job: Read an interview with two French Culinary Institute graduates who found the path to their dream jobs through culinary school.