Culinary art, where "culinary" means "related to cooking", is the art of the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field – especially in establishments such as restaurants – are commonly called "chefs" or "cooks", although, at its most general, the terms "culinary artist" and "culinarian" are also used. Table manners ("the table arts") are sometimes referred to as a culinary art.
Culinarians are required to have knowledge of food science, nutrition and diet and are responsible for preparing meals that are as pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate. After restaurants, their primary places of work include delicatessens and relatively large institutions such as hotels and hospitals.
Careers in culinary arts
Below is a list of the wide variety of culinary arts occupations.
- Consulting and Design Specialists – Work with restaurant owners in developing menus, the layout and design of dining rooms, and service protocols.
- Restaurant management – Manage a restaurant, cafeteria, hotel dining area, etc.
- Food and Beverage Controller – Purchase and source ingredients in large hotels as well as manage the stores and stock control.
- Entrepreneurship – Deepen and invest in businesses, such as bakeries, restaurants, or specialty foods (such as chocolates, cheese, etc.).
- Food and Beverage Managers – Manage all food and beverage outlets in hotels and other large establishments.
- Food Stylists and Photographers – Work with magazines, books, catalogs and other media to make food visually appealing.
- Food Writers and Food Critics – Communicate with the public on food trends, chefs and restaurants though newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books. Notables in this field include Julia Child, Craig Claiborne and James Beard.
- Research and Development Kitchens – Develop new products for commercial manufacturers and may also work in test kitchens for publications, restaurant chains, grocery chains, or others.
- Sales – Introduce chefs and business owners to new products and equipment relevant to food production and service.
- Instructors – Teach aspects of culinary arts in high school, vocational schools, colleges, recreational programs, and for specialty businesses (for example, the professional and recreational courses in baking at King Arthur Flour).
Notable culinary colleges around the world
- School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Pontianak
- International Hotel School, Cape Town, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, Pontianak
- Stenden University,International Hospitality Management, Port Alfred South Africa, Singkawang
- Tadmor School of Hoteliery, Herzliya, Israel
- National Hotel & Tourism Training Institute,(NHTTI),Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://nhtti.org/
- JaganNath Institute of Management Sciences, Rohini, Delhi, India
- College of Tourism & Hotel Management, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Culinary Academy of India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
- ITM School of Culinary Arts, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- IHM-A Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
- Welcome Group Academy of Culinary Arts Manipal, India
- IHM-Mumbai Institute of Hotel Management Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Culinary Institute of Bologna, Bologna
- École des trois gourmandes, Paris, France
- HRC Culinary Academy, Bulgaria
- Institute Paul Bocuse, Ecully, France
- Mutfak Sanatlari Akademisi, Istanbul, Turkey
- School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
- Apicius International School of Hospitality, Florence, Italy
- Westminster Kingsway College (London)
Latin America and Caribbean
- Academia de Artes Culinarias de Guatemala, Guatemala.
- Instituto de Banca y Comercio, Puerto Rico
- Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute, Trinidad and Tobago
- Instituto Culinario de México, México
- Camosun College (Victoria, BC)
- Culinary Institute of Canada (Charlottetown, PE)
- Owen Sound, ON)
- Toronto, ON)
- Humber College (Toronto, ON)
- Sault College (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
- St. Clair College (Windsor, Ontario)
- Vancouver Community College (Vancouver, BC)
- Baltimore International College, Baltimore, Maryland
- Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College
- Culinary Institute of America
- International Culinary Centers in NY and CA
- Johnson & Wales University, College of Culinary Arts
- Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois
- Lincoln College of Technology
- Manchester Community College in Connecticut
- New England Culinary Institute in Vermont
- Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
- The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
- The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Sullivan University Louisville, Kentucky
- Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
- Texas Culinary Academy
- L'Ecole Culinaire St. Louis, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, and Kansas City, Missouri
- AUT University (Auckland University of Technology)
- MIT (Manukau Institute of Technology)
- Wintec, Waikato Institute of Technology
- Le Cordon Bleu (locations in 20 countries)
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