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Chef2Chef brings together culinary professionals and foodies alike, connecting them through stories, student blogs, and recipes. This site aims to connects prospective students to the culinary arts programs & schools, by matching
student interests to educational programs. Online cooking classes can help kitchen novices learn the basics about cooking. From our culinary school directory to recipes, we aim to help you find the resources you need.
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Culinary Career Outlook
The culinary arts industry is as big as it is diverse, presenting culinary arts school graduates with the opportunity to pursue careers in a variety of locations and work environments. Common culinary establishments include restaurants, hotels, wineries, bakeries, schools, private households, spas and more.
Nationally, the job outlook for culinary professions is muted, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting single digit employment growth between 2012 and 2022 for several occupations, including chefs (5%), food service managers (2%), pastry chefs (2%), and hotel managers (1%). However, these nationwide statistics are misleading. Although the overall demand appears to be tempered, culinary arts professions remain in demand in numerous states throughout the country, especially in Idaho, Texas, Arizona and Colorado.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chefs and Head Cooks, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/food-preparation-and-serving/chefs-and-head-cooks.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Food Service Managers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/food-service-managers.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Lodging Managers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/lodging-managers.htm
Projections Central, http://www.projectionscentral.com
National Restaurant Association, Facts at a Glance, http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/Research/Facts-at-a-Glance