South Carolinians take food very seriously. Anyone that has been to a true southern BBQ can confirm this. And with so many passionate eaters, there are sure to be a number of talented chefs. Many of them take their talents to the next level at a South Carolina culinary school. There they learn to combine the flavors of the South with cooking techniques from around the world. And they are taking what they have learned into the professional kitchens of Charleston and Columbia. The result has been an exciting new era in Southern cooking. Join the movement by getting your own degree from a South Carolina culinary school. There are a number of programs available and many students work while they are getting their degrees. Be sure to consider online as well as in person learning options available now at many South Carolina culinary schools.
As a South Carolina 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 South Carolina:
- Average annual salary: $20,380
- Currently employed: 14,740
- 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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