Individuals can obtain a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts. These programs entail hands-on experience, co-op programs and externships in culinary settings.
Individuals who obtain a bachelor's degree in culinary arts are prepared for careers in restaurants and culinary services. Graduates from these programs may choose to find jobs as sous chefs, assistant pastry chefs, food service directors, food stylists or personal chefs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), chefs and head cooks earned an average income of $48,460 in May 2018, whereas food service managers earned an average annual salary of $54,240 that same year. The number of chef and head cook occupations is projected to grow by 11% from 2018-2028, while the same growth percentage is expected for food service managers during the same period, based on data from the BLS.