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Culinary Career


Culinary Career

These days, a culinary course is more than just a ticket to a job working as a line cook in a restaurant. Although this is certainly a possibility if that is where your interests lay, a culinary course from a reputable Culinary Academy like BACA actually offers a wealth of opportunities as far as careers and work environments go.

No longer forced to consider restaurants as the only place to send your resume, you can actually take your culinary arts course all over the world.

Personal Chef

Personal chefs are becoming increasingly more popular, especially in big cities like Manila and Cebu. You typically work for either a single client or several clients, preparing meals and small catered events according to their preferences and dietary needs.

Caterer

Being a caterer is as close to restaurant cooking as you can get without actually working in a kitchen. Many of the techniques and skills are the same; however, you are typically cooking for large quantities of people and making food that will hold up either on a buffet line or during longer serving times.

You may also get to work in menu creation.
Many caterers run their own small businesses servicing large events, weddings, brown bag lunches, or hotels.

Nutritionist

Nutritionists combine culinary skills with a background in science. They study how the human body reacts to specific nutrients in food, often offering dietary consulting or meal preparation for specific dietary needs.

Many nutritionists sell their services much like personal chefs do. Other job opportunities include working for magazines, television shows, or writing books on nutrition.

Bed & Breakfast

If you choose to work in the bed and breakfast industry, you typically have two choices: to work for another proprietor or to start your own. Some of the larger and higher-end B&Bs hire chefs and cooks to handle the culinary side of things (from menu planning to actual preparation).

Culinary Instructor

Although many cooking school instructors also work in the restaurant industry, some focus solely on the teaching aspect of the culinary world. Most instructors went to a Culinary School in addition to their culinary experience, as well as a love of teaching and mentoring.

Cruise Ship Staff

Being a cook or chef on a cruise ship is a great way to travel while doing what you love. While it is not a job for those who aren’t willing to be gone for long periods of time, it is great for those with a little wanderlust for the world.

Bakery / Pastry Shop

Another career that is great for those with an entrepreneurial bent is running a bakery or pastry shop. Between birthdays, weddings, and other special events, the market for specialty-baked goods is actually quite large – especially when compared to the number of shops currently in operation.