FAQs

What is Culinary Arts?

Culinary Arts and chef training programs prepare you for a career in the food services indusrty as a chef, executive chef, pastry chef, restraurant manager, food and beverage director, food services director, or restaurateur. Chefs today are managers of people, products, and facilities. They have a responsibility to provide quality food and experiences in a safe, sanitary environment.

Why should I consider majoring in Culinary Arts?

You might like this major if you also like:

cooking and presenting different types of food; serving others; people of diverse backgrounds; expressing yourself in different ways; travel; creating something and receiving immediate feedback. Consider this major if you are good at: coaching; counseling; leadership; multi-tasking; organizing; Spacial thinking/analysis; teamwork; having: initiative, manual dexterity, physical stamina

What will I learn from studying Culinary Arts?

Training to be a chef requires discipline. The field demands a strong work ethic; empathy; a dedication to excellence; and self-assessment, organizational, multitasking, and timing abilities. A successful chef is good at following through on projects, always aware that the job must get done.

What interests and values are related to Culinary Arts?

The Culinary Arts works for cooking and presenting different types of foods, serving others, people of diverse backgrounds, expressing yourself in artistic ways, travel, creating something and receiving immediate feedback.

What career fields are related to Culinary Arts?

  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Restaurateur
  • Caterer

Where can I learn more about Culinary Arts?

American Culinary Federation (ACF)  
180 Center Place Way  
St. Augustine, FL 32095  
(800) 624-9458  
www.acfchefs.org  
OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK DISCOVER  
Career Guidance and Information System

Contact Source:

College of Education and Human Development Academic Discovery Center

Location: Hinckley 309

Phone: 208-496-9850

Email: CEHDacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu