Is Being a Chef a Good Career? Pros & Cons to Working in Culinary Arts

Pros and cons to working in culinary arts CulinaryLab School

Do you love experimenting in the kitchen, whipping up an amazing meal for family and friends, or checking out the latest and greatest restaurants in your city? If you have a passion for delicious cuisine, you may have considered a career in culinary or pastry arts. However, you might also wonder if working as a chef is a good fit for your lifestyle and personality.

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How Long Does Culinary School Take to Complete?

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So, you’ve decided that a culinary education is in your future. As you look at school choices (yes, there are a lot of them!), you may wonder: how long does it take to complete culinary school? The answer isn’t simple. You need to take into account the whole gamut: From time spent learning basic principles and kitchen techniques, to advanced topics and obtaining actual hands-on experience. But in this article, we’re going to share our experience so you can gain an understanding of the time you’ll spend in culinary school – no matter what type of culinary education you choose…

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Top Requirements for Culinary School: Make the Right Career Decision

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If you’re ready to make cooking a career, then you’re probably wondering what the requirements for culinary school are, and if you’ve got what it takes. Well sit tight. We put together a list of the top 5 requirements you’ll want to consider as you prepare for your new career in the kitchen. Game on…

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Spice It Up! How to Use Spices


Using spices is one of my favorite ways to add a little flair to my cooking. With the right combination of spices, you can turn your standby recipe into an exotic taste adventure. We’ve touched on spices a few times: in a reader question and an introductory blog post. We’ve also seen meals come to life with a mix of the right spices. Since there seems to be some interest, I wanted to expand on the topic and show you how to use spices to take any meal from a 5 to a solid 10.

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