Commercial Cooking: Career Diploma Coursework

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Cooking in a restaurant can be an exciting career. Working in the commercial kitchen field will allow you to use your talents in preparing many different types of food. Read the following article about a commercial cooking diploma and career opportunities in the field.
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What is a commercial cooking diploma?

A commercial cooking diploma will train students how to work in the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, and catering companies preparing food and managing others.

Reasons to Earn a Commercial Cooking Diploma

There are many jobs available in this field because the demand for commercial cooks who specialize in preparing certain foods is growing as different types of restaurants are established, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov. This means that those who specialize in certain types of food preparation should look for positions where their talents will be used on a daily basis.

Career Related Information

Salary Information

Those who earn a commercial cooking diploma can expect to earn between $10.00 and $20.00 per hour.

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Commercial Cooking Field

This field will continue to grow as more restaurants are being opened that specialize in serving certain foods. Those who can cook different types of food may find it easier to secure a job, but those who specialize in a type of food may be able to find employment that will pay more. This will depend on the geographical location as well as the needs of the food industry.

Degree Specifics

Required Courses

The courses required will help students learn about all kitchen practices from holding a knife properly to decorating a cake. Basic course required include:

  • Cooking fundamentals
  • Cuisine
  • Kitchen preparation
  • Pastry essentials

Skills Obtained

The skills obtained from earning a commercial cooking diploma will allow students to work in many areas of the kitchen. They will learn their skills by doing. Specific skills may include:

  • Food preparation skills
  • Catering skills
  • Planning skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills

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