Cooking And Catering Careers Are Growing

Cooking and catering careers are growing as people everywhere look to professionals to prepare nutritious, delicious meals for all kinds of special occasions. From simple, nutritious suppers for busy families to elegant dinners for ballroom receptions, there are opportunities for trained cooks and caterers to display their special skills. And enjoying fine dining always adds a special touch to any celebration.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 9% increase in jobs for supervisors of food preparers and servers through 2024. Cooking and catering careers are ideal for people who love working in the kitchen, serving and presenting tasty food in unique ways. Success could be yours as a hotel banquet manager, restaurant catering director, bakery chef, special events planner, independent catering business owner or personal chef.

  • $41,610Median Pay
  • According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the median pay for chefs can reach as high as $41,610.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Chefs and Head Cooks (January 13, 2016).