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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)
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  • BS - Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
  • BS - Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
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Campuses: Coolidge
Annual Tuition $11,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Sanford
Annual Tuition $8,688 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Alexandria, Cottonport, Leesville
Annual Tuition $8,198 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Auburn
Annual Tuition $6,420 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Albuquerque
Annual Tuition $7,170 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Newark
Annual Tuition $7,056 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Bend, Madras, Redmond, Prineville
Annual Tuition $9,855 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pleasant Gap
Annual Tuition $14,325 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Charlotte
Annual Tuition $8,936 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lynchburg
Annual Tuition $10,654 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ellensburg
Annual Tuition $22,010 Recommend Rate 94% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Riverton
Annual Tuition $7,536 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Centralia
Annual Tuition $4,766 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Norwalk
Annual Tuition $8,710 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: San Jose
Annual Tuition $9,958 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Rancho Cucamonga
Annual Tuition $7,050 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Port Charlotte
Annual Tuition $11,365 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Marietta, Jasper, Acworth
Annual Tuition $4,918 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Wye Mills
Annual Tuition $7,328 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Fort Walton Beach
Annual Tuition $3,204 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Cincinnati
Annual Tuition $7,393 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: San Francisco
Annual Tuition $9,010 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $11,906 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Vancouver
Annual Tuition $8,966 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lakewood, Puyallup
Annual Tuition $5,740 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Clarksdale
Annual Tuition $2,803 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Jacksonville
Annual Tuition $8,606 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Waycross
Annual Tuition $4,850 Recommend Rate Add Review
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Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 60% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Grayslake, Vernon Hills
Annual Tuition $11,872 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)

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