Culinary school is very expensive. Some are more expensive than private universities. The average tuition can be $ 30,000. Go to a prestigious culinary school. Examples are: The French Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu, and The Culinary Institute of America. Some community colleges and technical colleges have culinary majors, but they do not have enough large kitchen equipment or supplies. Some schools do not have multiple stoves, ovens, etc. Culinary school have plenty of large ovens and stoves and that can prepare you to work in a professional kitchen.
The job opportunity is good. If there is more people willing to go to eat, then there is demand for chefs.
Chefs do not make a lot of money, they make about minimum wage. They work long hours (10 - 12 hours). They work everyday and they do not get vacations or holidays off (maybe except for Christmas). Chefs must also work in a environment that deals with a lot of pressure and stress. They are required to make food without looking at the recipes and they have to churn out many dishes in a very short time.
· 9 years ago