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Culinary art, where " culinary" means "related to cooking", is the art of the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field – especially in establishments such as restaurants – are commonly called " chefs" or " cooks", although, at its most general, the terms "culinary artist" and " culinarian" are also used. Table manners ("the table arts") are sometimes referred to as a culinary art.
Culinarians are required to have knowledge of
food science, nutrition and diet and are responsible for preparing meals that are as pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate. After restaurants, their primary places of work include delicatessens and relatively large institutions such as hotels and hospitals.
Careers in culinary arts [ edit ]
Related careers [ edit ]
Below is a list of the wide variety of culinary arts occupations.
Consulting and Design Specialists – Work with restaurant owners in developing menus, the layout and design of dining rooms, and service protocols.
Restaurant management – Manage a restaurant, cafeteria, hotel dining area, etc.
Food and Beverage Controller – Purchase and source ingredients in large hotels as well as manage the stores and stock control.
Entrepreneurship – Deepen and invest in businesses, such as bakeries, restaurants, or specialty foods (such as chocolates, cheese, etc.). Food and Beverage Managers – Manage all food and beverage outlets in
hotels and other large establishments.
Food Stylists and Photographers – Work with magazines, books, catalogs and other media to make food visually appealing.
Food Writers and Food Critics – Communicate with the public on food trends, chefs and restaurants though newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books. Notables in this field include Julia Child, Craig Claiborne and James Beard.
Research and Development Kitchens – Develop new products for commercial manufacturers and may also work in test kitchens for publications, restaurant chains, grocery chains, or others.
Sales – Introduce chefs and business owners to new products and equipment relevant to food production and service.
Instructors – Teach aspects of culinary arts in high school, vocational schools, colleges, recreational programs, and for specialty businesses (for example, the professional and recreational courses in baking at King Arthur Flour).
Notable culinary colleges around the world [ edit ]
Tadmor School of Hoteliery,
JaganNath Institute of Management Sciences, Rohini, Delhi, India College of Tourism & Hotel Management,
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Culinary Academy of India,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India ITM School of Culinary Arts,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India IHM-A Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad,
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India Welcome Group Academy of Culinary Arts Manipal,
Manipal, Karnataka, India
Culinary Institute of Bologna,
École des trois gourmandes, Paris, France
HRC Culinary Academy, Bulgaria
Institute Paul Bocuse, Ecully, France
Mutfak Sanatlari Akademisi, Istanbul, Turkey
School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Apicius International School of Hospitality, Florence, Italy
Westminster Kingsway College (London)
America [ edit ]
Latin America and Caribbean [ edit ]
North America [ edit ]
Camosun College ( Victoria, BC)
Culinary Institute of Canada ( Charlottetown, PE)
Georgian College ( Owen Sound, ON)
George Brown College ( Toronto, ON)
Humber College ( Toronto, ON)
Sault College ( Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
St. Clair College ( Windsor, Ontario)
Vancouver Community College ( Vancouver, BC)
Baltimore International College, Baltimore, Maryland
Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College
Culinary Institute of America
International Culinary Centers in NY and CA
Johnson & Wales University, College of Culinary Arts
Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln College of Technology
Manchester Community College in Connecticut
New England Culinary Institute in Vermont
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sullivan University Louisville, Kentucky
Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
Texas Culinary Academy
L'Ecole Culinaire St. Louis, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, and Kansas City, Missouri
Oceania [ edit ]
AUT University (Auckland University of Technology)
MIT (Manukau Institute of Technology)
Wintec, Waikato Institute of Technology
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
"Cooking Schools 101." Cooking Schools. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013.
"History." Of Culinary Archives & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013.
"History of Culinary." Culinary Arts information RSS. N.p.,nd. web.17 Sept.2013
"History of Culinary Arts." Culinary Arts Information RSS. N.p,. web. 17 Sept.2013
"The Culinary Timeline." The Culinary Timeline. N.p,.web. 17 Sept. 2013
The Food Timeline
Further reading [ edit ]
Choosing a career in the restaurant industry. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 1997. Institute for Research.
Careers and jobs in the restaurant business: jobs, management, ownership. Chicago: The Institute, 1977.
External links [ edit ]
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Culinary