So You Want to Work in Culinary Arts? [Infographic]

With the rise of celebrity chefs and endorsements, more and more people are considering a culinary career. But is it really for you? College, including culinary school, is expensive and time consuming. Are there any guarantees on your investment? What are your options after graduation? What about if you don’t want to cook, but you still want to work in a food industry career?

While many culinary school graduates may dream of achieving the coveted head chef role at a three Michelin starred restaurant, the odds are wholeheartedly against it. Statistically speaking, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning – twice. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a successful  – and lucrative – career. Many talented chefs have a long career doing what they love and getting paid well to do it. And if you don’t want to cook all day, there are a plethora of alternative options, with new career fields being defined every day.

Culinary school statistics and the realities of becoming a chef

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