Culinary Schools in Milwaukee
Graduates of Milwaukee culinary schools have a vibrant restaurant and food scene awaiting them. Indeed, nothing says Milwaukee more than great beer, crispy brats and spicy mustard, thanks to the German and Polish immigrants who left their mark on the local food scene years ago. Still, Milwaukee is home to a variety of ethnic foods, such as Greek, Indian, and Korean cuisines, and its downtown area features numerous hip and upscale restaurants. There’s also the regular Friday Fish Fry, the annual Food & Froth Festival (featuring more than 200 different beers), and the summer Polish Fest celebrating Polish culture and food.
Restaurant Jobs and Culinary School: Milwaukee Information
It's not necessary to have a degree in the culinary arts to succeed in the competitive restaurant business, which is all about hard work and taking advantage of opportunities. However, a strong culinary education can give you an edge over other applicants. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the mean annual wages earned by head cooks and chefs working in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area were $36,980 as of May 2013. In 2013, the National Restaurant Association listed almost 12,022 eating and dining places in the state of Wisconsin. Additionally, the NRA forecasts job growth of just below 5.8 percent in the next decade. Have a look at the Milwaukee culinary schools listed below--they may help you start cooking your way toward a bright and food-centered future.
Additional Resources for Students at Milwaukee Culinary Institutes
OnMilwaukee on the city’s dining, including a fish fry guide
Bureau of Labor Statistics information on chef and head cook careers
National Restaurant Association NRA, Wisconsin