What can I do with a culinary degree?
Earning a culinary degree can help you prepare for jobs as a chef, sous chef, caterer, or even help you take the next steps toward owning your own restaurant.
How do you get into culinary school?
In order to get into culinary school, you’ll need to have graduated from high school or earned your GED. From there, you’ll find and apply to schools you’re interested in just like you would when you want to go to college after graduation. Most schools will look at your grades and some may even ask you to submit a portfolio or additional application requirements. With Penn Foster’s High School with Culinary Career Pathway, you’ll get a head start on learning cooking basics that can help you build the skills to be successful in the field. Your classes can also transfer to our online Caterer Career Diploma Program.
What do you learn in a high school culinary class?
In your high school cooking classes, you’ll cover the fundamentals of cooking including making stocks, soups, preparing a variety of poultry and beef dishes, and more.
Why should I become a chef?
If you’re creative and have a passion for good food, then becoming a chef after graduating from high school could be the perfect career path for you. With the need for skilled cooks expected to grow at least 6% in the next decade, now’s the perfect time to start training for an in-demand job in the restaurant industry.