Cooking-School.us, a national supplier of info and resources on culinary art schools, announces that hard work does pay off – especially for graduates of culinary arts schools entering the industry.
FLORIDA — April 18th, 2012 — Popular website for aspiring chefs, Cooking-Schools.us, reaffirmed the long-held belief that in order to be a successful culinary artist, one must first be a successful student and underling. According to the student resource, the days of working your way to the top without a formal education may be over thanks to some fierce competition in the job market.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that chefs averaging an annual income of $40,000 have spent up to five years working in the industry before achieving the moderate income. The top 10% of head chefs are earning around $70,000 annually. Where are the high-paying jobs? According to the BLS, anywhere there is a high-priced meal, a learned chef, and a lot of hard work.
“Pay is usually highest in upscale restaurants and hotels, where many executive chefs are employed, as well as in major metropolitan and resort areas” (BLS). The BLS also notes that formal training at a culinary art school and hard work by the student during apprentice years are critical to pay rates and success, stating that “…certification can show competence and lead to advancement and higher paying positions. The American Culinary Federation certifies pastry professionals, personal chefs, and culinary educators in addition to various levels of chefs. “
Beverly Lansing, a writer who recently published an article on the topic on the Cooking-Schools website says, “After graduation, some students may find it difficult to land a good paying job in the environment they have always envisioned working. A good cooking school is always the best way to get to that dream job, but between graduation and actually landing the job are a lot of hard earned rewards and hundreds of hours in the kitchen.”
Cooking-Schools.us brings together the best info on cooking colleges, student life, and professionals in the culinary industry to help you make an informed decision about your career and education goals. All resources, including the cooking school directory and helpful culinary arts articles are presented as a free service to users. Cooking-Schools.us helps individuals considering culinary careers find powerful information for success in college and beyond.
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