Culinary Arts

The restaurant and foodservice industry

Do you know that the restaurant and foodservice industry is a $440-billion industry that represents one of the fastest growing professions, with a need for 180,000 new chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant managers, and owners?

Are you a natural leader and a team player? Are you both positive and creative? Are you versatile with a strong “can do” attitude? If so, a career in culinary arts may be right for you; especially if you like adventure and learning new things. By pursuing a degree in culinary arts, you can immerse yourself in the cuisines and cultures of Latin and South America, the Mediterranean, and Asia with exciting courses taught by chefs who are natives of those regions. Beyond the culinary arts essentials, you will learn how to plan, build, promote, run, and sustain a flourishing food-related business. When you graduate, you will have the professional skills, attitude, and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced culinary business world.

Depending on your desire, you can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts, an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, or an Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry at accredited colleges and universities. It is important to find a culinary program that meets real-world challenges and educates you in culinary skills, business management, and communication. Curricula based on these principles will be sure to provide you with a solid foundation for a culinary career.


This article was written by Kendall College


  1. Brooke Keller

    I am truly a good cook and I am very interested in going to major in culinary arts. I am trying to find a good collage close to home that has this to offer. This is a very good post and has helped me a lot.

  2. Brooke Keller

    The bad thing im only a sophomore in highschool. But hey shouldn’t you keep your options open while u can so u can plan ahead?

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