If You Can't Handle the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen with these Culinary School Degrees

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Culinary school isn't strictly for people looking for chef jobs. You want to move into a career that moves you out of the kitchen. Attending a culinary degree program can prepare you for fascinating work that revolves around food but doesn't require an apron.

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Combine Food and Writing at Culinary School

Reading about food has become a popular pastime for many chefs and foodies. If your interests include culinary arts and writing, a career in food journalism can have you creating your own blog or working for Web sites, magazines, or newspapers.

On-campus and online culinary classes that specialize in blogging teach you to:

  • Create a blog with stand-out flavor that keeps people coming back for more
  • Find your own voice
  • Maximize your blog for Web-friendliness and track the results
  • Make a profit from your blog

Traditional and online culinary degree programs with food writing concentrations can give you the skills for online and print media. Your culinary instructors can teach you the essentials of:

  • Writing high quality food features
  • Critiquing meals and writing reviews
  • Pitching editors
  • Reporting

Culinary School Degrees that Keep Your Hands Clean

A restaurant management degree can prepare you to run a successful business without picking up a knife. You'll learn about:

  • Menu planning
  • Hiring, training, and managing staff
  • Marketing
  • Finances
  • Kitchen and dining room design
  • Choosing a location
  • Purchasing real estate

If you want to work independently, use your restaurant management degree from a campus-based or online culinary school to start a consulting career where you offer clients expert advice on how to run their business.

As the culinary arts community turns global, there's an increased demand for experts in wines from around the world. A sommelier degree can prepare you to taste, smell, describe, discuss, and compare wines. You can also learn about wine laws and lingo, how to make wine, how to pair it with food, and how to create a wine list.

Going to culinary school doesn't have to mean a career of long hours on your feet in a hot kitchen. If food is your passion, find a culinary degree program to suit your taste.

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