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All Culinary Schools Helps Aspiring Chefs Get Cooking with Launch of Culinary Arts Career Center

Want to be the next Mario Batali? Comprehensive Culinary Career Center at All Culinary Schools helps next generation chefs separate the wheat from the chaff.

Seattle, Wash., – June 1, 2007 – Interested in making cooking a career but not sure where to start? All Culinary Schools (http://www.allculinaryschools.com), the Internet's largest directory of culinary schools from across the nation, today announced the launch of the Culinary Arts Career Center, a new online resource designed to help those interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts. Embarking on a career in the culinary arts can be a daunting task – whether it's choosing one of numerous areas of study such as pastry arts or culinary arts management or deciding which type of culinary arts program to attend—it can be challenging to find timely and accurate information. With this in mind, the Culinary Arts Career Center gives those with a passion for cooking all of the ingredients they need to make an appetizing career. The new career center can be found here.

"People who are serious about pursuing a career in the culinary arts understand that a formal education in the culinary arts can mean the difference between working as a line cook or working as an executive chef at a five-star restaurant," said Mindy Shaw, product manager for All Culinary Schools. "While not everyone can be the next Mario Batali, anyone with a passion for cooking and the right culinary training can realize their dream of a successful career in the kitchen."

There are more than 60,000 students currently matriculated in culinary arts programs in the US, and more than 150 colleges and universities are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently more than 4.1 million jobs available in the hospitality and restaurant industry, and it's projected to grow faster than average over the next five years. With a bewildering number of programs, degree types, and areas of study in the culinary category, those interested in pursuing a career in the kitchen often find themselves overwhelmed with too many choices and little guidance.

In addition to publishing the largest online directory of culinary arts programs in the nation, All Culinary Schools is committed to providing prospective students with the resources they need to make well-informed decisions. To this end, the Culinary Arts Career Center includes interviews with professional chefs from various backgrounds that illuminate the realities of working in real-world culinary environments. The career center also includes a series of articles on culinary professions and careers, and prudent advice for choosing schools, degree options and strategies for funding these educational endeavors.

About All Culinary Schools

All Culinary Schools is a website dedicated to helping people develop careers in the booming culinary and hospitality industry. All Culinary Schools offers a comprehensive directory of top accredited culinary arts programs, chef training programs, pastry schools, cooking schools and hospitality management schools, as well as insider advice articles about starting a culinary career, how to pay for school and what it takes to succeed.

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