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Find out how you can propel your culinary career to new heights! Dive into strategies and insights that may foster professional growth—which could position you for success in a competitive industry.

Why Are Internships and Externships Important For Culinary School?

Internships and externships allow students to work in professional kitchens and develop skills outside of the culinary school classroom. Here's how.

June 29, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 5 min read

Starting a Career as a Garde-Manger

If you’re passionate about appetizers and desserts you may be interested in starting a career as a Garde-Manger. Learn more about this important position.

June 27, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 10 min read

What Is It Like to Be a Pastry Chef?

Find out what it takes to work in a bakery or pastry department. What is it really like to be a pastry chef, and how can you get started?

June 22, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 10 min read

Why Older Students Should Consider Culinary School

While some people think culinary school is for younger students, there isn’t an age limit! Here’s why older students can excel in culinary school.

June 21, 2022

French Culinary Education: 7 French Cooking Techniques Chefs Need to Know

Build flavor with a simple mirepoix and a fresh bouquet garni. Perfect your julienne and brunoise. And get plenty of practice in French culinary school.

June 17, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

How to Become a Food Photographer

If you’re as happy behind a camera as you are in the kitchen, you may want to explore how to become a food photographer.

June 16, 2022

What Can You Learn in a Hospitality Degree Program?

Menu design and purchasing. Facilities operations and technology. Accounting and event management. There’s plenty to learn in a hospitality degree program.

June 14, 2022
Culinary Arts 7 min read

10 Tools You Need in Your Chef Utility Belt

To simplify their job and create a more perfect product, every chef should possess certain culinary tools. Here are the top ten to keep in your utility belt.

May 31, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 8 min read

What Can You Learn in Baking School?

Are you curious about what baking school can teach you? Here are some of the skills and techniques you may learn to help prepare for a career or promotion.

May 16, 2022

5 Lessons From Culinary School You Can Use Every Day

Along with kitchen skills, culinary school can expose you to valuable lessons that you can apply to everyday life.

May 11, 2022

Is Culinary School Considered a “College”?

Where does culinary school fit in with other colleges and universities? Is it a culinary college? A trade school? It turns out “college” is tough to define!

May 9, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How to Become a Baker

Learn the five steps for how to become a baker, and find out how pastry school may help make that journey a little easier.

April 27, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

Culinary School Pros and Cons: How to Decide If It’s For You

Is culinary school worth it? Let’s explore the advantages and downsides of getting a culinary degree or diploma.

April 26, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 14 min read

Is a Culinary Diploma or Degree Worth It?

Wondering if culinary school is worth the investment? Discover benefits of formal education and how a degree or diploma can help you throughout your career.

April 21, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 10 min read

Culinary School vs. Working in a Kitchen: Which Should You Do First?

If you’re unsure whether you should get your culinary degree, let’s look at some reasons to attend culinary school – and some reasons to work in a kitchen.

April 20, 2022
Health & Wellness Careers 7 min read

How to Become a Holistic Nutritionist

Learn how to become a holistic nutritionist and break into this $4.5 trillion wellness industry! Help your clients improve their physical and mental health.

April 15, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

6 Skills That All Restaurant Managers Need

As leaders in the restaurant world, managers are often well-rounded individuals. Here are 6 skills every great restaurant manager typically has.

April 1, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

4 Advanced Cooking Methods for Every Chef

Once chefs master culinary basics, it’s time they step up their game. These four advanced cooking methods are a good place to start.

March 23, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

What Does a Chef Consultant Do?

Chef consultants are valuable resources for coaching and advising restaurant owners and managers. What is a chef consultant, exactly? Let’s explore this role.

March 13, 2022

5 Culinary School Skills You Can Take With You Anywhere

No matter where life takes you, culinary school can help you develop skills you can carry into the future. Here are the top five.

March 11, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

What It Takes To Be An Executive Chef

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an executive chef? Find out how you can set yourself up for success in your culinary career.

March 8, 2022
Financing Your Education 6 min read

How Much Does It Cost to Become a Nutritionist?

Find out how much it may cost you to pursue a career as a nutritionist. The state where you plan to practice may have a big impact on your costs!

March 5, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

Kitchen Hierarchy Explained: Different Jobs in the Brigade de Cuisine

The brigade de cuisine keeps a kitchen running like a well-oiled machine. What are some of the roles on this team and what do they entail?

March 4, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

What Can You Do with a Plant-Based Foods Degree or Diploma?

The plant-based culinary market is growing at a fast clip. Find out where the future could take you with a degree or diploma in plant-based cuisine!

February 26, 2022
Success Stories 10 min read

From Substance Abuse to Culinary School Graduate: A Journey of Redemption

From struggles with addiction to working in one of the best restaurants in the world, follow Parker Wilks-Bryant’s story and his plans for giving back.

February 22, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

Career Options For Culinary School Graduates

What can you do with a culinary degree? The options are truly endless. Here are a few common culinary career paths.

February 11, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How to Start a Career as a Chef Instructor

Learn the steps to becoming a Chef Instructor. Pass on your skills and knowledge, and provide mentorship to the next generation of chefs!

January 31, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

How to Become a Chocolatier

Fancy a career as a chocolate expert? Find out how to become a chocolatier so you can master this sticky-yet-satisfying artistic medium.

January 21, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How to Hire Restaurant Employees Who Want a Career (Not Just a Job)

If you’re a restaurant manager, you know how costly turnover can be. Here are some tips for hiring long-term employees you can count on.

January 18, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

Who Hires Online Culinary School Graduates?

Culinary school is the vehicle to a long and fruitful culinary career. Here are some the places online culinary school graduates can expect to find work.

January 14, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 13 min read

What Every High School Student Should Know About Culinary School

As high school comes to a close, you may be wondering if a culinary education should be your next step. Here’s what you need to know before you decide.

January 7, 2022

Should I Go To Culinary School? A Guide For Deciding

You can’t answer “Should I go to culinary school” until you’ve answered some other questions first. Use this worksheet to help you think it through.

January 5, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

How Much Do Pastry Chefs Make?

Before you leap into a new career in the baking or pastry arts, what are the salary prospects? And what are the variables that impact those wages?

December 16, 2021

Is Culinary School Necessary to Be a Chef?

Is the best way to become a chef to go to culinary school? Or should you aim to get a job without prior training? Learn the truth about culinary education.

November 10, 2021
World of Food & Drink 5 min read

What Is the World Association of Chefs’ Societies?

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies is a prestigious global association for culinarians across disciplines and international borders. Find out more.

October 27, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Vocational School: Is It Right For You?

Considering a vocational school? Here’s what you need to know and what to ask yourself as you make this important decision about your future.

October 20, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

Top Remote Culinary Careers

Culinary careers aren’t limited to restaurant kitchens! Learn more about remote culinary jobs that provide a food-focused, flexible work environment.

October 8, 2021
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

The Future of the Restaurant Industry in a Post-COVID World

The restaurant industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we expect moving forward, and how can you prepare?

October 4, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How to Become a Wedding Cake Designer

Expert tips from Former Escoffier Chef Instructor and baker/designer Steve Konopelski on how to get started as a wedding cake designer. From education to practice to portfolio.

September 21, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 8 min read

How to Patent or Trademark a Culinary Food Product

If you want to protect your culinary creation, you might consider a patent or trademark. Here’s what these terms mean, and when you may need to use them.

September 8, 2021
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