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    Career Opportunities

    Industry About the

    Culinary Business Industry?

    Today’s global food & culinary industry is offering a variety of generous opportunities as well as fierce competition.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics for 2016 – 2017 employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants.

    Euromonitor puts the global consumer food-service business–everything from cafés and fast-food chains to full-service restaurants–at $1.85 trillion. But with many restaurants operating on a cash basis, even in the U.S., the true value of this industry is hard to pin down.

    Despite these difficulties in measuring the absolute size of the food business, nearly everyone agrees: The sector is growing at an astonishing pace.

    Clearly, there is a great need for professionals who have the expertise and business knowledge to identify, market, and develop profitable business enterprises in the food industry.

    Our degree provides a firm foundation in culinary techniques, leadership, management knowledge/skills and entrepreneurial know – how to allow TASTE Academy’s graduates to build a successful career in this thriving industry.

    Students gain hands-on experience in a food business work environment through two internships whilst also developing their academic, practical and soft skills.

    Graduates will be prepared to blend vital business management skills with their passion for food and enter a variety of management careers in the culinary business industry, including:




    Business management or finance

    Communications, public relations, and marketing

    Entrepreneur or restaurant owner

    Food management or operations

    Product development

    Food production and management

    Self-branding / influencer / vlogger

    Find here more details about the potential career outcomes and working environments for the graduates of our program.

    With so many possibilities, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way.

    Culinary Business Industry Why choose

    a career in the Culinary Industry?

    The world of food and food preparation is fit for those individuals who appreciate the opportunity to make their love of ingredients, flavors and food preparation their career option. You should be:


    about providing guests with a culinary experience that will be memorable, healthy and valuable. It is not only about the cooking of food, but providing guests with an opportunity to enjoy food as a journey through flavors, textures, smells and experiences that can be enjoyed and shared.

    Food focused:

    Creating, making and providing food must be a passion. Having more than a foundational level of culinary knowledge needs to be important for you to use in a career.

    Business focused:

    In today’s world it is more than just about putting food on a plate – meeting customer expectations, meeting budgetary requirements to be successful as a business owner, and having vision to delight and appeal to discerning consumers is at the core of being in the culinary entrepreneur or business manager.

    Organizationally skilled:

    successful business means having the ability to plan, organize, lead and control places, processes, procedures and people in your culinary venture.

    Interpersonally skilled and customer oriented:

    success in the culinary business world depends on developing a team that is passionate, quality oriented and committed. You will be leading this team.

    Multi-cultural oriented:

    international culinary teams are commonplace. Respect, consideration and acknowledging of strengths and contributions allow for acknowledging the role and value of each team member.

    Motivated, energetic and passionate:

    High expectations from a discerning consumer demands high levels of motivation, energy and passion for culinary delights from you.