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Culinary Arts industry Salaries in the USA

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The cooking shows on TV, YouTube channel and Facebook have boosted the culinary art industry in the USA. Just a few years ago, being a chef was not considered a very respectful job in the USA. There were very limited schools, colleges and universities out there in the USA who offered degrees in culinary arts and other cooking related skills. But today, it is one of the most expensive industries in term of job and education. It may be easy to get admission in a culinary arts school but it is very hard to pay its fee. That’s why, usually, the students finance their education through a student loan.
A student loan in the USA is a really good option for those who cannot afford their education but it benefits only when you get a really high paid job after completing your graduation. The culinary arts industry salaries in the USA are really good. So, taking student loan or trying to find USA culinary arts scholarships is worth for those who are looking for a great suggestion to choose a career. But only step-in in this industry if you have passion for culinary arts because it cannot be learned by reading books only but through practice with passion.


The salaries in culinary arts industry are high due to its importance. Today, you will not see any restaurant in the USA where food is not presented without a proper decoration. Food presentation is now become very important to keep your restaurant running. That’s why the management of restaurant pay high salaries to the chef.
The salary of chef depends on many factors which include the state of USA where the chef is living, the experience, quality of the work and defiantly the education. On average base, the price of a head chef is more than $50,000 per year to $12,000 per year which is a reasonable salary to survive and pay the student loan back in very short time. But again, this is an average salary. You can earn more than just that.
When it’s come to Pastry Chefs and Sous Chefs, the pay scale is a bit higher than the head chef because there are not much Pastry Chefs and Sous Chefs in the USA where these type of chefs are usually hired by the big hotels and restaurants. Some of them are even earning more than $150,000 per year. But again, giving an estimation of their salaries will not justify that how much they are earning without knowing the location where the hotel, bakery or restaurant is located, the type of dining, their experience, education, general economic condition of business and number of customers etc.
You may don’t believe but I have read in a research reporting related to the culinary industry of USA once. According to that report, America is quite a shortage with the chef who has learned the proper culinary art. That’s why the majority of the chefs (specifically, Sous and Pastry chefs) have been hired from European countries like France, Italy and Spain by the restaurants of the USA. This means that the culinary industry has very good scope in USA and students do think about to get themselves enrolled in a good culinary school to make their future score by getting a highly paid job.




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