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Culinary I
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About the Culinary Arts

When it comes to cooking, some people love the creativity it can entail and also having the ability to create a tasty meal. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that look as good as they taste. They are required to know about the science of food and have an understanding of diet and nutrition. They work primarily in restaurants or bakeries, but also fast food chain store franchises, delicatessens, hospitals and other institutions. Kitchen conditions vary depending on the type of business or restaurant.

So what must one do to start a career as a chef or baker?

Attending culinary school is the first step towards becoming a professional in the culinary arts. While attending, one will study the underlying chemical properties of food and learn not only how to improve nutrition, but cooking itself. Many programs require students to specialize in either cooking meals or baking desserts. Yet no matter what students choose to specialize in, they are always involved in lots of hands-on work in the kitchen. Many schools even own restaurants and some students find internships where they can gain experience cooking for the public.
"But the career of a chef requires more than good cooking. You'll also study food safety and the preparation of cost-effective meals. You'll learn about buying affordable menu items and combining unused ingredients in new ways. Becoming a professional chef requires hard work, but you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're enhancing the lives of others. "- CollegeBoard (click the link for more about the culinary arts)

Chefs can go to college for 3 years to learn the tricks of the trade in cooking exotic and delicious food, but the years vary depending on what on e wanst to do.
Longer programs leading to a certificate or a 2- or 4-year degree train chefs for fine-dining or upscale restaurants. They offer a wider array of training specialties, such as advanced cooking techniques; cooking for banquets, buffets, or parties; and cuisines and cooking styles from around the world.
A growing number of chefs participate in these longer training programs through independent cooking schools, professional culinary institutes, 2- or 4-year college degree programs in hospitality or culinary arts.