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Park City Culinary Institute

Is Going to Culinary School Worth It? 

Whether your goals are to open your own restaurant, a food business, or to be the head chef and leader of a restaurant, attending culinary school can help you get a step closer to that goal.  Some may argue that since it’s not required to get a job in the restaurant industry, you shouldn’t bother. But, if you are serious about making your professional aspirations a reality, culinary school provides you with all the knowledge, skills, and experience in one place.

Learn cooking skills, techniques, and good habits

Culinary school can teach you proper cooking skills and techniques that can go beyond what you would learn in a restaurant. A restaurant will only teach you what you need to know for your particular station or for a set number of specific dishes, but culinary school covers a much broader skillset. You have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of both savory and sweet  in one place with our Professional Certificate in the Culinary Arts  or focus on your desired path with a Cuisine Certificate, or Pastry & Baking Certificate . In culinary school, you will learn how to do things properly from the start, so that you aren’t cutting corners or producing sub-standard food.

Networking opportunities

When you work at a restaurant, you may know one head chef, but culinary school can connect you with many chef instructors and experts in a range of cuisines. These chefs can help mentor you and provide you with a network of connections in the field. Likewise, your fellow students or alumni at your school can also be a networking resource and a partner for the future.

Invest in your future

So, is going to culinary school worth it? The answer is a resounding yes!

At Park City Culinary Institute, we support you and can help you turn your culinary dreams into a reality. Check out our Professional Certificate in the Culinary ArtsCuisine Certificate, or Pastry & Baking Certificate programs to prepare you for a variety of new opportunities. Our programs are available online or on campus in Salt Lake City, and people of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Contact us or give us a call at (801)-413-2800 to learn more.

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