Be honest, how often have you daydreamed of trading your cubicle for a career in food? Before you take the plunge it pays to do your research. To help you with the task we're sharing this helpful infographic from Kendall College in Chicago.
This visual guide gives a comprehensive look at the various types of food and beverage programs out there and advice on who would be a good fit for each one. Most importantly, it proves an important point: that a culinary degree doesn't just lead to a career in the kitchen.
Earning a culinary degree also opens doors in fields such as food writing, food technology, public relations, restaurant consultant and teaching. To further enlighten you, the visual guide offers job descriptions, average salaries and required education for each chosen career path.
Money wise, at the top of the list we see executive chefs who earn an average annual salary of $69,494. Professional caterers also have the potential to earn a good living with a salary range from $32,000 to $75,000. Lucrative careers outside of the kitchen include food technology, food consulting and teaching. Find out more below and take a look at the hottest careers in food:
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