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GPSTEM Culinary Certificate

What can you do with Culinary Arts Certificate?

You can work in restaurants, in private homes, in schools and institutions, test kitchens, as caterers - pretty much anywhere there's a need for professional food services.

Where can a Culinary Arts Certificate Take you?

Job-related Titles:

  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Caterer
  • Food Preparation Worker
  • Food Service Worker
What do cooks, chefs and food preparation workers do?
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations
  • Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met
  • Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients
Job Growth Icon Job Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job outlook for those in the culinary arts, particularly cooks, chefs and food preparation workers will grow at the average rate (about 8.72%) through 2018. This growth is projected because of the anticipated expansion of food service outlets, and the turnover expected to occur over that period of time.

Wages Icon Wages

In Massachusetts, Culinary Personnel earn a median wage of $20,100-$42,800 per year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.