Why work in the culinary industry?
If you love food and drink, new people, and a fast-paced work environment, a career in culinary arts might be the path for you. The culinary industry offers the opportunity for exciting life-long careers that don't require any student debt. Many high schools provide Career & Technical training in culinary arts, providing you with the certifications needed for an entry-level position. Advancing upward through the ranks is also typical of the industry. In fact, 9 out of 10 current restaurant operators and upper-management employees started in an entry-level position. This ensures that the people in charge started at the bottom and know the business inside and out.
No matter what role you play in the business, working in restaurants teaches life-long skills like customer service, teamwork, multitasking, and communication that are valuable in any career. And if you want to start your own restaurant, brewery, wine bar, or other culinary business someday, you'd be in great company-- more than 69,000 new restaurants opened from 2020-2021 across the USA!
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