Earlier this year Indeed published their list of the Top 12 Careers in Food. This article also ranked the following food service-oriented positions in the following order:
- Baker — National Average Salary: $12.14 per hour
- Prep Cook — National Average Salary: $12.23 per hour
- Cake Decorator — National Average Salary: $12.51 per hour
- Line Cook — National Average Salary: $13.38 per hour
- Butcher — National Average Salary: $14.10 per hour
- Pastry Cook — National Average Salary: $14.41 per hour
- Banquet Cook — National Average Salary: $14.43 per hour
- Sushi Chef — National Average Salary: $14.69 per hour
- Sous Chef — National Average Salary: $48,327 per year
- Sommelier/Wine Steward — National Average Salary: $48,458 per year
- Restaurant Manager — National Average Salary: $49,301 per year
- Executive Chef — National Average Salary: $64,889 per year
Where can I get the training to become a culinary arts professional?
If your goal is to become a professional in the culinary arts, then Hocking College’s Culinary Arts program will teach you all the skills you need to succeed in this competitive field!
Students who enroll in Hocking College’s Culinary Arts program will learn the following essential skills:
- How to manage a modern state-of-the-art kitchen
- Baking and pastry production
- Classic cooking techniques like how to roast, sauté, broil and bake
- How to create classic sauces and stocks
- Operation, maintenance and sanitation of kitchen-based tools and equipment
- How to use recipes, production and function sheets
- Purchasing techniques
- How to develop a menu
- Inventory control, food storage and labor cost control techniques.
- Proper uniform protocol
- How kitchen hierarchy is structured
More about Hocking College
Should a budding professional chef or baker decide to purse their Associate of Applied Business in Culinary Arts degree at Hocking College they will be able to experience the following additional advantages:
- Hocking College’s tuition is very affordable.
- In 2017, Best Choice Schools added Hocking College to their list of the Top Culinary Schools in Ohio.
- Students are taught by experienced chefs — including two certified master chefs.
- Hocking College’s smaller class sizes offer students more one-on-one time with their instructors.
- Students receive valuable hands-on work and field experience.
- Students have chances to compete against other culinary schools in cooking events.
- There are opportunities for students to receive ServSafe Food Protection Management, Hospitality Supervision, and Certified Culinarian certifications.
- Students have the opportunity to participate in on-site practicums at Rhapsody — the college-owned restaurant located in the historic Nelsonville Public Square.
- Hocking College’s program offers networking opportunities to help students find employment after graduation.
- Hocking College is the only two-year school in Ohio that offers both meal plans and residence halls.
- Students can obtain an Associate of Applied Business in Culinary Arts degree from Hocking College in only four semesters.