Welcome to the world of food. Congratulations on passing the culinary course, the first obstacle to many culinary careers. Now, you are probably exploring your options as to what you will be doing with your degree. Well, since the food industry has grown in popularity, thanks to the televisions shows, they make chefs and bakers look like actors and artists. Dare we say that in a good way, it has spiked the public’s interest in the baking and cooking world which has opened a lot of doors to employment especially for newly graduates such as yourself.
What made you go about browsing this article would probably be faith. So, as destiny has brought you to us, here are some tips on what to do and where to go carrying your prestigious diploma.
Culinary Careers for Graduates
If traditional employment is what you seek, go and apply to the restaurant, bakery and pastry shop of your dreams. Dare and stand out among the rest of the applicants and make your employers believe that you are the right person for this job. Of course, since you are just in the beginning path of your career – you may be hired as a sous chef first. Then later on, if you’re any good at what you do, probably climb the ladder a bit higher and be promoted to a chef. If you’re very well recognized and have years of experience, step back a little and make a huge leap throughout your culinary career to becoming an executive chef.
If you are the adventurous type, venture the seas and go work for a cruise ship – yes they need chefs in the middle of the ocean. If not, probably if you’ve got the charm of an actor, go work for one. You can be a celebrity cook and get paid really high in doing so. Last option, try browsing the websites and you may suddenly land a job overseas. It can entail a lot of adjustment at first, but if you’re flexible enough, you might just survive the other part of the world.
For culinary management graduates
Plan your career and be employed in one of the prestigious five star hotels and manage one of the restaurants inside it. You may also take your pick too in giving a shot at fast food chains like McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Dominos Pizza. Some of them post job vacancies on the internet so be sure to be on a look out.
Finally, as a manager, here is the best thing you can do with your degree. Have a few years of experience first in one of the employment options listed above, then after a few years of having a knack at what you do – start your own business. You’re a manager, might as well manage your own, right?
There may be a lot of culinary careers to choose from, which can open even more forks on the road later on. The most important thing that you need to consider before taking on a job is to know whether or not if it will make you happy. Being happy would help you love your job. Seek out one that lets you get off the bed eagerly on a Monday morning with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.