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Stay attuned to the evolving landscape of culinary hiring! Keep a pulse on industry demands, sought-after skill sets, and strategic measures for amplifying employability.

Culinary & Pastry Careers 15 min read

Are the Culinary Arts a Good Career Choice For You?

Discover whether your love of food could lead you to a career in the culinary arts, with inside advice from current chefs and former students.

February 23, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

What to Look for in a Culinary School Curriculum

All culinary schools aren’t the same, so how will you know if a school’s curriculum is right for you? Here are some factors to keep in mind as you compare.

January 30, 2024
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

Is It Time for a New Restaurant Job?

It’s a big decision, but sometimes changing jobs can be right for your career. Let’s put this in perspective, and discuss how to change jobs the right way.

December 15, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

How to Get a Culinary Internship or Externship

Culinary internships and externships allow students to work in professional kitchens and develop skills outside of the culinary school classroom.

September 8, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 10 min read

Do You Need Pastry School to Be a Pastry Chef?

Passionate about pastry arts? Have you considered pastry chef training? Find out if you really need to attend pastry school to become a pastry chef.

September 4, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 12 min read

How to Become a Food Stylist: A Career Guide

Curious to learn what a food stylist does and what it might take to be one? Explore how to become a food stylist, along with some secrets of the trade.

August 31, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

What Is a Sous Chef?

What is a sous chef? Explore the essential job responsibilities, leadership skills, and education you may need to excel in this role!

August 11, 2023

What Can You Learn from a Culinary School Externship?

Explore why it’s important to secure a culinary school externship and how it can benefit your future career!

August 7, 2023
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

10 Culinary Trends That Are Shaping the Food Industry in 2023

What are some of the culinary trends you should be keeping an eye on in 2023? From umami to ube, here’s what to watch.

August 3, 2023
Hospitality Careers 13 min read

How to Become a Hotel Manager

Get the steps you may need to become a hotel manager, from education to experience to certifications. Discover the types of hotels and hotel managers.

July 31, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

8 Tips for Writing a Chef Resume

Make your chef resume stand out! With detailed work experience and a customized approach for each job, you can show that you’re the person for the job.

February 22, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Prepare for an Executive Chef Interview

Prepare for your executive chef interview and stage request by exploring our top interview tips. Unpack common questions and skills you might need.

January 27, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

10 Common Interview Questions for a Chef Position

Ready to start your career as a professional chef? Here’s a list of the chef interview questions.

January 18, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

How Many Employees Does It Take to Run a Restaurant?

Discover the perfect team size for your restaurant's success! Learn how factors like cuisine, size, and service hours shape the ideal staffing strategy for a thriving restaurant business.

December 21, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How to Attract the Best Employees for Your Restaurant

Here’s how you can hire a stronger team for your restaurant business—and keep them longer.

October 25, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How To Get A Job As A Pastry Chef

Are you hoping to start a career in baking and pastry? Learn what restaurant managers look for when hiring a pastry chef.

July 28, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

What Chefs Look For When Hiring Culinary School Graduates

Before you begin a professional cooking career, learn about what chefs may look for when hiring culinary school graduates.

July 18, 2022

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 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

How Much Do Chefs Make?

Wondering how much chefs make? Find out the answer for several different types of chefs, and explore the many factors that impact a chef’s salary.

February 16, 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
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

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

Are Online Degrees Cheaper Than Traditional Degrees?

How do the costs of online programs compare to those of on-campus counterparts? Learn about the state of online education and if it can help you save money.

October 13, 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
Hospitality Careers 6 min read

16 Careers in Hospitality Management You Can Pursue

Navigate your career in hospitality management. Start with a degree in Hospitality Restaurant Operations Management to find your ideal path.

July 23, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How Older Workers Can Change Careers and Enter the Culinary Industry

Older adults have different challenges and obligations than young ones. Here’s how they can get started in a new career in the culinary industry.

July 12, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

The Highest Paying Culinary Jobs and Positions

Culinary salaries vary based on education, experience, market, and more. Learn about five of the highest paying culinary jobs to see if they may be a good fit for you.

July 7, 2021

Job or School: Why Not Both?

Culinarians debating between getting a culinary job or a professional chef’s education shouldn’t choose one—they should choose both. Here’s why, and how it can be done.

July 1, 2021

Education: The Most Important Chef’s Tool

Setting yourself up for culinary success means taking advantage of every tool at your disposal. At top of the list is a high-quality culinary education!

May 12, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

4 Traits All Restaurants Look for in Hiring New Chefs

What are the 4 traits restaurants look for when hiring new chefs? How can students learn these skills in culinary school?

February 11, 2021
World of Food & Drink 5 min read

Is The Long-Term Chef Shortage Over…or Just Paused?

Over the past decade there was a massive shortage of trained chefs, and then COVID-19 happened. What’s next? Will the long-term shortage return?

January 25, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How Chefs Can Build Standout Resumes

Tips and tricks to make your chef resume the best it can be. Share your skills, impress the hiring manager, and earn that interview!

January 20, 2021

4 Reasons Why Employers Pay More For Culinary School Graduates

Employers expect certain things out of culinary school graduates — and they may be willing to pay more to get them. So what makes a degree or diploma so valuable?

October 7, 2020
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Managing Your Career During COVID-19

Yesterday we were honored to have Culinary Agents founder and CEO, Alice Cheng join us for a virtual event hosted...

July 10, 2020
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Culinary School Graduates Will Require New Skills Post-COVID-19

Culinary school graduates will need to bring to the table not just an eye and taste for good and creative cuisine, but fundamental business skills in order to win in the post-COVID-19 economy.

May 18, 2020

3 Ways Culinary School Can Boost Your Career

If you’re seeking opportunities for career advancement, a culinary diploma could be a great way to stand out versus other job applicants.

April 13, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How the 2020 CARES Act Benefits Restaurants

The CARES Act offers direct relief for restaurants and food service businesses struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the different benefits available for the industry during this tough time.

April 6, 2020
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