Culinary Arts and Hospitality Careers

Culinary Arts
A reputation for serving good food is essential to the success of any restaurant or hotel, whether it offers exotic cuisine or hamburgers. Chefs and cooks are largely responsible for establishing and maintaining this reputation.

In general, chefs and cooks measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes. In the course of their work they use a variety of pots, pans, cutlery, and other equipment, including ovens, broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders. Chefs and cooks often are responsible for directing the work of other kitchen workers, estimating food requirements, and ordering food supplies.
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Hotel Management
Working in the hospitality industry can be challenging. Guests can be rude, the holiday rush is nightmarish, and the hours are long. Hotel workers must put the needs of their guests first and maintain a sunny and accommodating disposition at all times.

Although in the past, most Hotel Managers have been hired from food and beverage, front desk, housekeeping, and sales positions without formal education, employers now give hiring preference to individuals with degrees in hotel and restaurant management. Internships and part-time jobs also give a step up when it comes to getting hired for a management-track position. Graduates of hotel or restaurant management programs usually start as trainee assistant managers or at least advance to such positions quickly.
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Travel and Tourism
Tourists and business people often utilize travel agents to sort out the many travel options available. Travel agents assess their needs and help them make the best possible travel arrangements. Many major cruise lines, resorts, and specialty travel groups use travel agents to promote travel packages to millions of people every year.

In general, travel agents give advice on destinations and make arrangements for transportation, hotel accommodations, car rentals, tours, and recreation. They also may advise on weather conditions, restaurants, tourist attractions, and recreation. For international travel, agents also provide information on customs regulations, required papers (passports, visas, and certificates of vaccination), and currency exchange rates.
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