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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 38% (58 reviews)
170 Programs, 1 in Culinary Arts (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AASBA - Hospitality Management
Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,691 - $27,372 Recommend Rate 88% (279 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)
Campuses: Online
  • BS - Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
  • BS - Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
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Campuses: Cedar City
Annual Tuition $335 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Fairview
Annual Tuition $1,260 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ocala
Annual Tuition $1,686 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Oklahoma City
Annual Tuition $1,770 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Poteau
Annual Tuition $1,881 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Afton
Annual Tuition $1,969 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Pryor
Annual Tuition $1,969 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Stillwater
Annual Tuition $1,996 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Las Vegas
Annual Tuition $2,426 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ponca City
Annual Tuition $2,625 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Fort Cobb
Annual Tuition $2,725 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Clarksdale
Annual Tuition $2,803 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Pensacola
Annual Tuition $2,874 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Muskogee
Annual Tuition $3,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Milton
Annual Tuition $3,124 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Fort Walton Beach
Annual Tuition $3,204 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: La Puente
Annual Tuition $3,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Live Oak
Annual Tuition $3,379 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Winter Garden
Annual Tuition $3,422 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Miami
Annual Tuition $3,491 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Baytown
Annual Tuition $3,520 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Houston, Katy, Stafford, Missouri City
Annual Tuition $3,756 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Inverness
Annual Tuition $3,792 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Seattle
Annual Tuition $3,795 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Durant
Annual Tuition $3,874 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,878 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Miami Lakes
Annual Tuition $3,935 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Clearwater
Annual Tuition $3,942 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Saint Petersburg
Annual Tuition $3,942 Recommend Rate Add Review

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