Accredited Culinary Programs
Earning a Culinary degree could be the start to a life of steady employment, career advancement opportunities, learning how to cook, and serving good food attractively. A 2006 Purdue University survey noted that the restaurant industry hires 90 percent of all culinary school graduates, and is likely due to the combination of formal certification and apprenticeship experience culinary degree graduates receive in professional career training programs. Employers also reported that the culinary school students and graduates they hired had a better understanding of the industry and a more open-minded perspective toward enhancing their skills. There are certificate, and associate degree programs in culinary arts, pastry and baking arts, cake decor, catering, and nutrition, and bachelor’s degrees in culinary management.