Many culinary arts programmes have a restaurant or kitchen affiliated with the programme. This is preparation for their careers as professional chefs or restaurateurs. Culinary school restaurants offer students experience in all facets of restaurant service – from front of house to head chef.
It’s a testing ground that can launch a student’s career in the desired direction. And with effort levels pitched at maximum, the end product is a great experience for customers!
Customers can enjoy top-notch treatment and gourmet fine dining at a much-reduced price, and because many well-known chefs come out of culinary schools and this kind of practical training, patrons get the chance to hobnob with future celebrity chefs before they become big brand names.
Culinary school restaurants kick-starting careers
Not only is this kind of practical experience great for honing a student’s cookery skills, but is also a great opportunity to showcase their culinary talent, innovation, and versatility in the kitchen. Despite the fast pace and increased pressure, students are still amongst their peers and under instruction, so the atmosphere is a less stressful gateway to the working world.
Chef training has been growing in popularity lately, and actually equips students for a variety of careers, both within the hotel and restaurant industry, and further afield within hospitality. In line with this, The International Hotel School recently launched the Christina Martin Culinary Arts Studio at Plettenberg Bay.
The culinary school career path to professional chef