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Culinary courses to turn your hobby into a career

Culinary courses to turn your hobby into a career

Culinary courses teach the skills necessary for employment in a variety of jobs related to food service. These courses often cover topics such as general cooking skills, food safety and handling, nutrition, and food presentation. This knowledge can prepare you for work in environments ranging from restaurants to catering companies or tourism. 

They say that if you love your job you will never work a day in your life. If you have always dreamed of becoming a cook or  just love spending time experimenting in the kitchen, why not look into culinary courses and turn your hobby into a fulfilling career?

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Catering & Cooking (Culinary Course)
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Change your life through culinary courses

Cooking professionally for others is very different than cooking at home for the family. Most culinary professionals have had years of training to get to their level of skill and discipline. Culinary work has many demands, and a passion for food is a definite requirement in the field. Because food is a basic human need, culinary skills will always be in demand. Whether you dream of working in a Michelin starred restaurant or simply want to learn how to be safe and effective in your own kitchen, a course to start you on your journey exists.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to increase by 9% between 2014 and 2024. This means that there is no time like the present to start your culinary education.

Culinary courses - Where will they take you?

Take a moment to think about places you go that offer food. Apart from traditional restaurants, museums, hospitals, cruises, hotels, and countless other things, need to feed visitors. All of these places require employees with culinary training! Your job in the food industry will never go out of style. Some common careers for those with a culinary education are: 

  • Chef
  • Baker
  • Chocolatier
  • Restaurant manager
  • Caterer

Culinary courses to suit everyone

When you receive training in a culinary course you will learn how to cook and more. Courses we provide can be taken in a classroom or even online for those who are short on time or live far from a culinary school. These courses are also very closely tied to the hospitality, tourism, and food service industries. Some programs allow students to select a culinary specialty, such as baking and pastry arts, while others teach all aspects of culinary arts.  A typical culinary course covers a variety of topics that could include:

  • Nutrition
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Food presentation
  • Baking
  • Ethnic and international cuisine
  • Food purchasing
  • Restaurant operations

Culinary certification programs

Voluntary certifications are widely available for food service professionals at a variety of agencies. For example, food service managers are able to receive the Food Service Management Professional certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The American Culinary Federation is an organization that awards different certifications to chefs. Certification is voluntary, but it helps validate a culinary professional's experience and education qualifications. Each agency sets its own eligibility requirements for obtaining the certification. Contact the providers of culinary courses listed on for more information about certifications they will prepare you for.