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Cooking School Types


Cooking School Types

 Recreational Cooking Schools:

If cooking is just a hobby for you, this school is for you, because here you will learn few techniques for better meals at home during a weekend and improving for you own. Or, you would use this program as an experience to know if you might go to a cooking school.

 Cooking Institutes:

The courses are strictly culinary, just cooking. This means, the classes are focused particularly on cooking and maybe on English or History classes. Mostly, this institutes offer basic classes in order to find a career in a restaurant or in a food preparation industry or maybe a career as a restaurant cooks or kitchen chefs.

Generally, the courses are: plan menus, cost out food, supplies for a kitchen, essential elements for a successful business, etc. The length of the program depends on what program you're taking.

 Traditional college with Bachelors and Master Degree:

Here, the students have the opportunity to receive hands-on training from professional and talented teachers and/or chefs in the area. Later, they could amplify their own recipes and techniques. Likewise, these institutions focus on constructing talent and creativity.

This kind of school, besides of offering cooking courses, allows people to major in cooking. However, it will include other arts, business courses oriented to Restaurants Hospitality, Management, Administration and Provision. This allows the student to develop and run their own successful business. Maybe, others might choose to work in media and sales of the food and beverage industry, as a food journalist, a culinary equipment representative or a restaurant or kitchen manager.

Also, this college generally encompasses culinary arts programs with pastry or baking program, beginning with basic training in order to adopt cooking skills, history and introduction of food business industry or preparation methods for later.

 Cooking Externship College:

This kind of colleges mainly works with real-life culinary situations. This is an incomparable opportunity to gain real world experience in a mentored environment. So, students will have the experience of working in a local restaurant, hotel or club. Mostly, the educational objectives are:
     To improve cooking skills and techniques in the students.
     To expose them to the industry.
     To give the student a view of the food service industry.

 Vocational School with Associates Degree:

These are the most popular schools and take almost 2 years of study. Their responsibility is to give the students the necessary skills for any kind of cooking work in any field. Also, this is a good option for those who do not still know what will be their specialty.