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Careers

What kind of jobs can I get with a certificate of specialization in Culinary Arts?

Trained culinarians are continually needed in both the hospitality and tourism industries. Employment in the foodservice area is growing and will continue to grow. Some career possibilities include positions in restaurants, clubs, bakeries, hotels and institutions. There are many different kinds of kitchen organization and, as a result, position titles vary.

Prepares you for Employment in:

  • Executive chef
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Sous chef
  • Expediter
  • Chef de partie
  • Cooks and Assistants

Industry Forecasts and Facts

  • The number of jobs for chefs, cooks and food preparation workers has increased 9-17% since 2004 and is projected to continue.
  • 9% of employees in the US work in the restaurant industry.
  • Over 70% of eating and drinking establishments are independently owned.
  • Almost half of American adults have worked in the restaurant industry at one time.

What kind of jobs can I get with a certificate of specialization in Wine Studies?

The Wine Studies program is designed to provide students desiring employment in the Culinary or Restaurant industry with foundational knowledge and skills in world viticulture and wine styles. The curriculum provides and introduction to wine appreciation, service and wine and food pairings. Upon completion of the program, students will have a well developed wine palate and will be able to assist customers in wine selection.

  • Executive chef
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Sous chef
  • Expediter
  • Chef de partie
  • Cooks and Assistants