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Entering into a career in the culinary field can be done in two main areas. If you wish to pursue a professional career, you can focus on culinary or restaurant management. You must have certain capabilities and qualities in order for you to be successful in this field. The personal traits that you have can help you pursue an exciting career. In addition to certain characteristics, you will need to possess skills and knowledge that can be obtained through a higher educational program. You can choose to pursue an accredited certificate, diploma, or degree in the culinary field.

Entering into a professional culinary career can be done if you are looking to be a restaurant chef, food server, restaurant manager, or caterer. These careers require that you obtain an accredited associate or bachelor level degree. In addition to training, you need to possess certain qualities and traits in order to successfully pursue a career in the field. If you are:
  • Creative
  • Passionate
  • Detail Oriented
  • A Team Player
  • A Multitasker
You can become a successful culinary professional by combining your individual traits with your learned skills and knowledge. Culinary professionals are trained to cook, plan menus, take inventory, and complete a variety of other tasks.

In order to learn how to do these things successfully, you will complete coursework through a higher education program. Topics of study include nutrition, foundations of cooking, portion control, purchasing, storage of food, and meal planning. You also need to have a certain type of personality to succeed in culinary careers. ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging), ENFJ (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging), and ISFP (Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving) are all personality types that are great for professionals in this field.

Restaurant management careers require you to obtain an accredited higher education at the associate or bachelor degree level as well as have certain qualities. If you are committed to quality, a good communicator, organized, and flexible, you can make a successful restaurant manager. If you are looking to oversee everyday restaurant operations, work with food vendors, and food service workers, you can pursue careers in this area of the culinary field. Coursework that will help create successful professionals can include hospitality training, food systems management, principles of accounting, labor control, and menu design.

If you have the right qualities and traits you can pursue the education you need by enrolling in an accredited school or college that offers culinary degree programs. Training for a career in the culinary field can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to enter into the workforce. If you wish to become a baker, chef, restaurant manager, or other culinary professional you can do so by utilizing both your characteristics and the skills you obtain through higher education.

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