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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% (56 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 87% (278 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: Wheeling
Annual Tuition $11,178 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Parkersburg
Annual Tuition $7,920 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Sioux City
Annual Tuition $4,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Youngwood
Annual Tuition $12,810 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Winter Garden
Annual Tuition $3,422 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Berlin
Annual Tuition $16,240 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Wilkesboro
Annual Tuition $8,716 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Wilson
Annual Tuition $7,644 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Valdosta, Fitzgerald
Annual Tuition $4,930 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Inverness
Annual Tuition $3,792 Recommend Rate Add Review
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Annual Tuition $8,976 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Wells
Annual Tuition $6,330 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: York, Lancaster, Altoona
Annual Tuition $32,074 Recommend Rate 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Marysville
Annual Tuition $6,284 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Zanesville
Annual Tuition $9,206 Recommend Rate Add Review

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