The food serving industry is growing rapidly and the job opportunities in the field are also increasing, and the industry requires trained professionals who can deliver their respective jobs efficiently. In the past few years there has been an increase in the culinary arts degrees and the number colleges and the schools are also increasing, the enrolment of the students are also increasing yearly looking at the requirements and the benefits of the culinary arts degree.
There are 3 types of Culinary arts degrees available, Associates, Bachelors and Masters, they are available on campus or online from accredited colleges and universities, the details of which is easily available online. Online search will be helpful to easily find the college that best suits the individual requirement.
The Associates degree in culinary arts is the basic course and covers from the basics of each topics such as knife skills, kitchen procedures, presentation and nutrition and the duration of the course is 2 years to completion .
A Bachelor’s degree in culinary art focuses more on management level training and prepares student for leadership positions within foods and hospitality industry. The Bachelor’s degree includes food and beverage management, baking and pastry arts, hospitality management etc. All the above are considered as business degree and the courseware includes management, accounting and marketing.
A Master’s degree in Culinary arts is an advanced course, and is taken up after completion of the bachelor’s degree, as after completion the students get an idea about the various field associated with the industry and they can take up the desired course depending on the preference, interest or requirement, generally the masters degrees are not widely available, therefore not all universities and colleges offers the degree in Master’s.
Culinary arts degree provides a wide range of employment to students, like a Bachelor’s degree prepares students for a career as an assistant chef or executive chef’s assistant. The students will also be able to pursue a career as a food and beverage manager, Chefs and cooks, Consultant and design specialists, food writers and food critics, entry level management, dieticians and nutritionists, hospitality jobs and Tourism careers.
A Master’s degree will enable you as graduate at entry level to jobs such as head chef, or the post of any specialised chef like Pastry chef and restaurant management etc.