Saturday, January 19, 2008

Beginning A Culinary Career

If you are passionate about cooking or want to begin a career in the culinary arts, the restaurant industry or hospitality, a great place to start is with a top-notch culinary institute. Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Dallas is one such place. Dallas Culinary Arts offers a number of exciting programs that will afford you the skills and real-world experience that you will need to begin an entry- to mid-level position in the food-service industry.

Some of the courses offered in the program cover the basics of knife techniques, sanitation, nutrition and menu development. Other courses concentrate on the basics of pastry doughs, fillings, cake decorating and cake assembly. International cuisine is also covered with in-depth studies of ingredients and cultures. Management, quantity-preparation and restaurant operations are some of the other areas that are well covered in the curriculum. The classrooms at the institute are current with the latest restaurants and allow for one-on-one interaction between students and teachers.

Paying for any education can be tough, but financial aid for the Dallas Culinary Arts program is available for those who qualify. The institute participates in several programs that begin upon application and continue through graduation. The financial-aid staff at the institute will help you through every step of the entire application process. Early application is recommended for financial aide. Students also have the opportunity to work part-time while studying at the institute.

The experience gained at Dallas, Atlanta Culinary Schools and LV Culinary Schools will prepare you to take on a career as a cook, apprentice chef, caterer and more. The institute's career-assistance program aides students with interviewing skills, resume writing skills and networking techniques. Can you imagine yourself working as a personal chef or in the grand kitchen of a luxurious resort? The career-placement program continues even after graduation helping graduates to secure jobs locally and internationally and even aides students who wish to start their own business.

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