Nebraska is not the first place that people think of when they think of food in America. But in places like Omaha, Lincoln, and the Tri-cities, there are exciting new restaurants opening up all the time. From Asian fusion to inspired takes on American classics, these restaurants are serving up dishes that could rival almost any restaurant in the country. Many of these dishes are being prepared by the talented graduates of Nebraska culinary schools. Every year a new wave of graduates move on from Nebraska culinary schools to bring inspiration to the state’s many restaurants. They have worked with professional chefs in restaurant quality kitchens learning about ingredients, techniques, and kitchen etiquette. If you are considering starting a program at a Nebraska culinary school, be sure to look into online as well as in person learning options.
As a Nebraska 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 Nebraska:
- Average annual salary: $21,450
- Currently employed: 4,900
- 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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