Food Network has brought a lot concentrated and focused exposure to culinary arts careers. Shows like Recipe for Success and Iron Chef America have fueled the desire for thousands of "culinary enthusiasts" to explore cooking as a career. Make no mistake, cooking in a restaurant setting is hard work.
What options are available outside of working in a "traditional" restaurant setting?
According to Culinary Business Academy founders David and Susan McKay, the academy is dedicated to teaching the science of cooking as a business. Headquartered in New Mexico, the academy offers courses in Personal Chef, Commercial Kitchen, Catering and Entertainment cooking.
For chefs that have already completed some professional training, the U.S. Personal Chef Association provides support, certification courses, information about liability insurance, and networking information for its' members.
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