Michigan may be known for its cars but it also has hundreds of great restaurants all across the state. Many of the chefs and cooks who work in these restaurants are graduates of Michigan culinary schools. If you have ever wanted to start a satisfying new career preparing delicious food and creating creative new recipes, consider getting your culinary degree. As a graduate of a Michigan culinary school you will be a pro with a pairing knife and a wizard with a whisk. You will learn to make classic American dishes as well as cuisines from around the world. There are Michigan culinary schools convenient to Detroit, Grand Rapids, and other places around the state. And with both online and in person degree options you can be sure that there is a program that will work for you.
As a Michigan culinary professional, you will:
- Bake, roast, grill, broil, or fry meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
- Check freshness of food and ingredients before cooking.
- Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes.
- Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware.
Some career figures for culinary professionals in Michigan:
- Average annual salary: $22,670
- Currently employed: 31,510
- Employment outlook: 13% Growth over the next ten years
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.
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