Culinary Arts Apprenticeship
Become a Chef!
This 3-year, part-time program includes a training program plus a 6,000-hour apprenticeship (registered with the US Department of Labor). Classes take place on Mondays at the Grinnell College catering kitchen, which allows students to work the rest of the week in the field gaining valuable experience while getting paid for their work.
The Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree will be matched with a 6,000 hour registered apprenticeship with the US Department of Labor. Classroom/laboratory time is paired with paid work over three years. In addition to the AAS degree, the student will attain 'Journeyworker' status after program completion. Apprenticeship is the classic training method of chefs and cooks, and still used almost exclusively in Europe.
Employment of chefs, head cooks, and food preparation and serving supervisors is expects minimal growth over the 2010-20 decade. Growth will be generated by increases in population, a growing variety of dining venues, and continued demand for convenience.
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The median annual wage for chefs and head cooks was $42,480 in May 2012.
Chefs and head cooks work in restaurants, private households, and other establishments where food is served. They often work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. The work can be hectic and fast paced. Most chefs and head cooks work full time.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)