There's a big difference between having a job and loving your work, and that simple fact could drive many people into a lifelong culinary career. Problem is, not everyone knows where to begin. If you love to cook or just enjoy being around those who do, why not pursue that passion? That is where culinary classes and programs could help.
|Career||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education*||Median Pay*|
|Baker||Bakers mix and bake ingredients to make a variety of breads, pastries, and other baked goods.||High school diploma or equivalent||$23,450|
|Chef & Head Cook||Chefs and head cooks prepare food as well as lead the staff and menu choices in a restaurant.||High school diploma or equivalent||$40,630|
|Cook||Cooks prepare, season, and cook soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants.||None||$20,260|
|Food Service Manager||Food service managers are responsible for the daily operations of restaurants and other food establishments.||High school diploma or equivalent||$48,130|
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Database Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov (visited April 3, 2013).
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