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A food service career offers a rare combination of variety, creativity, and the satisfaction of hands-on accomplishment. Chefs use skill and imagination to prepare everything from delicate pastries to entire meals. Food and beverage managers focus on the bigger picture, overseeing day-to-day operations to ensure excellent customer dining experiences and business profitability.
Overall, food service is the second-largest employer in the United States, and career prospects are expected to be good, especially in fast-growing resort and vacation destinations. By 2022, food service is expected to add the highest number of jobs among all industries.
Salaries for food service professionals can vary widely. Those with specialized training and skills consistently make far more than average, and salaries for executive chefs and other specialists are at the high end.
Programs at CIM
Baking and Pastry – Associate of Applied Science
The CIM’s Baking and Pastry associate degree program focuses on both the art and the business of baking and pastry, preparing you for bakeshop leadership as a pastry chef or other bakery supervisory position.
Culinary Arts Associate Degree Program – Associate of Applied Science
The CIM’s Culinary Arts program is designed to provide you with the full range of skills needed to succeed as a chef or in a kitchen supervisory position.