Culinary art

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Chefs in training in Paris, France (2005).

Culinary Arts is an art of the preparation and cooking of foods. The word "culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking. A culinary artist or culinarian is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef. Culinarians are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. They are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. They work primarily in restaurants, delis, hospitals and other institutions. Kitchen conditions vary depending on the type of business, restaurant, nursing home, etc. The Table arts or the art of having food can also be called as "Culinary arts".

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.

Occupational outlook[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

As of 2013, with the catering industry having come through the Great Recession in better shape than most others, and rising interest in quality food, the job market for qualified chefs is robust, especially in London.

United States[edit]

The occupation outlook for chefs, restaurant managers, dietitians, and nutritionists is fairly good, with "as fast as the average" growth.[1] Increasingly a college education with formal qualifications is required for success in this field. The culinary industry continues to be male-dominated, with the latest statistics showing only 19% of all 'chefs and head cooks' being female.[2]

Notable culinary colleges around the world[edit]

Cooking utilizes many foods.





Latin America & Caribbean[edit]

North America[edit]


  • AUT University (Auckland University of Technology)
  • MIT (Manukau Institute of Technology)
  • Wintec, Waikato Institute of Technology


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Food Service Managers
  2. ^ "Cooking classes", Retrieved September 3, 2009.


  • "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
  • "TheFood Timeline--social History, Manners & Menus Timeline." TheFood Timeline--social History, Manners & Menus Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Beal, Eileen. 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.

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