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Career Outlook

jpg. of plate of food cooked by Culinary Arts students.

Culinary Arts program graduates can expect virtually endless employment opportunities. Graduates have careers in a variety of establishments and organizations both nationwide and abroad, from well-known restaurants to casinos, resorts and cultural centers, as well as health care facilities, universities, sports arenas, airports and more. 

In Texas in particular, the National Restaurant Association projects a 17.3 percent employment growth or 172,900 jobs by 2021.

Outlook Highlights

  • Texas is No. 4 in the nation with the highest employment level in this occupation.

  • Annual median wage: $46,570

  • Mean hourly wage: $22.39

Source: U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chefs and Head Cooks, 2010; wages will vary by location, employer and experience.


Once the students successfully pass their basic skills courses, production classes serve the community weekly in either a luncheon or dinner setting. Students apply their culinary skills in the kitchen and offer gourmet meals, while at the same time educating local patrons through the introduction of new flavors, different textures and the use of specialty ingredients. The students also are able to use their customer service skills as they serve meals fine-dining style.



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