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What am I to be expecting with culinary arts?

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Robert’s Answer

Keana,
There are so many avenues that you can go through to get where you want to be, it may be an exec chef or pastry chef or even work your way through o a corporate chef. However, it will be hard, it is a rewarding environment, but the hours can be brutal, you can work anywhere from 10 to 16-hour days depending on where you are.
I would suggest going to a culinary school and taking it in for a day, talking to the students, and the professors, and getting their feel of the industry.
I retired from the industry when the pandemic hit, and the bottom fell out of the industry. many companies are scrambling to get chefs now since the market is thin.
ask chef batten what road he took to be a cec or how he got started. many chefs work their way up, so doing the dishes and taking out the trash is everyone's duty, not just the dishwasher or busser. your mindset needs to be "whatever it takes" to get the job done.

Retired Exec Chef Rob Mingus
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Jack’s Answer

Keana,
Karli is right there are a lot of options in the culinary world. But you can expect long hours little pay and working nights and weekends and holidays for the most part. Think of when people go out to eat that is went you will be working. But there are exceptions business dinning and hospitals are some the the orther things that give you a more work life balance. but you do not have to be a cook / chef to wok in the hospitality industry.
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Karli’s Answer

Ultimately the answer to that question is what do you want to do in the Culinary Arts world? Culinary Arts encompasses a lot of different career fields. There is your Chef, Baking or Pastry Chef, Managers, Nutritionists and many more. Once you discover what within the Culinary Arts field that you want to do it is important to find the correct school for you. I went to a Community College that had an excellent Culinary Arts Program. I have a co-worker that went to Le Cordon Bleu. One is just fancier than the other but you ultimately learn how to cook. I've provided a link that breaks down this topic pretty great. Hope this helps!

https://hospitalityinsights.ehl.edu/culinary-arts-degree-career
Thank you comment icon Thank you for such an amazing explanation. Keana
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