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Culinary artists, also sometimes known as culinarians, work in a wide variety of environments, all of them focused on the craft of creating beautiful and delicious food. Such professionals include experts like chefs, cooks, restaurant managers, bakers and caterers. Chefs and head cooks are typically charged with the responsibility of making sure that their fellow chefs are cooking quickly and properly, and they lead their culinary environment by their depth of culinary technique, impressive level of creativity, extensive food savvy, and consistent expertise in putting out satisfying and aesthetically pleasing plates.

Traditional kitchens have system of rank imported from the culinary traditions of France. At the top of the heap is the executive chef, or the chef de cuisine; these are the top professionals in the kitchen for whom diners come to the restaurant, and these chefs sometimes even have their own television shows or other celebrity ventures. At the bottom of the ranking are the line cooks and chefs de garde manger, the professionals who actually do the cooking duties. Other positions that center in the culinary world include food writers, food photographers, culinary entrepreneurs, and teachers in the culinary arts.

The educational path for a career in the culinary arts almost always involves culinary school as a training ground in the techniques necessary to get brilliant work done. Food writers, photographers, managers, and entrepreneurs may opt to earn a bachelor's or master's in a relevant field first, and then later proceed to polish their education with courses in culinary school. Yet another pathway into this career field is through experience and learning on the job. This is most effective for those who begin in the culinary field at an early age. The job outlook for careers in the culinary arts naturally varies depending on the particular demands of the position. But chefs and head cooks, to provide an example, will not be experiencing immense growth in terms of the number of available posts in the future.

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Purdue University Global Annual Tuition $11,581 - $16,246 Recommend Rate 34% (44 reviews)
162 Programs, 1 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AASBA - Hospitality Management
Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,691 - $27,372 Recommend Rate 87% (277 reviews)
187 Programs, 1 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Business - Food Industry Management
Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $13,365 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
55 Programs, 2 in Culinary Arts (view all)
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  • BS - Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
  • BS - Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
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Campuses: Queensbury
Annual Tuition $9,511 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Graham, Burlington
Annual Tuition $7,028 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $4,848 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Santa Maria
Annual Tuition $6,784 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $8,620 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Alpena
Annual Tuition $6,630 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,878 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $8,208 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Tempe, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, <span class='has-tip' title='... Phoenix'>...
Annual Tuition $15,691 - $27,372 Recommend Rate 87% (277 reviews)
Campuses: Yuma, San Luis, Parker
Annual Tuition $9,650 Recommend Rate 57% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Russellville
Annual Tuition $12,528 Recommend Rate 80% (10 reviews)
Campuses: St Charles
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Campuses: Vancouver
Annual Tuition $14,818 - $19,750 Recommend Rate 14% (148 reviews)
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $8,746 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Ashland
Annual Tuition $13,800 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 62% (336 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,930 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $4,952 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Mays Landing
Annual Tuition $7,851 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Coconut Creek, Hollywood
Annual Tuition $4,209 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,930 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Austin
Annual Tuition $23,900 - $23,982 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Boulder
Annual Tuition $23,900 - $23,982 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Annual Tuition $13,080 Recommend Rate 68% (19 reviews)
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $9,360 Recommend Rate 0% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Muskegon
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Cadillac, Port Huron, Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, <span class='has-tip' title='... Allen Park, Jackson, Owosso, Muskegon, Flint'>...
Annual Tuition $9,360 Recommend Rate 56% (100 reviews)
Campuses: Bakersfield, Delano
Annual Tuition $7,261 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)

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