Food Service Careers list

A beautifully decorated wedding cake can be the work of a baker and a food stylist.A beautifully decorated wedding cake can be the work of a baker and a food stylist.

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If you enjoy food, you have several options for a career in food service. Each career path highlights a different set of skills. Some careers require training either on the job or in an educational setting such as culinary school. In some cases, you may be able to advance from one career to another.

Cooks and Chefs

A cook prepares food in a professional kitchen while a chef usually oversees the preparation of the food. Some people learn on the job, while others attend a two- or four-year culinary school program. Cooks and chefs work at restaurants or cafeterias. Some work in private settings, such as a person's home. Depending on the type of restaurant a cook works in, he may have one specific task on the line. A chef usually has the responsibility of preparing and planning a restaurant's menu, ordering ingredients and directing the cooks on the line. The median hourly wage for cooks in 2010 was $9.74 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual salary for chefs was $19.53, or $40, 630 annually in 2010.

Server

A server takes orders from customers and makes sure diners have a pleasant experience in a restaurant. Some servers work for catering companies and serve food in non-restaurant settings. No education is needed to become a server. Most people are trained on the job. The complexity of the training depends on the restaurant. For example, some chain restaurants may have new servers take classes to familiarize themselves with the policies of the restaurant. The median hourly wage for food servers was $8.72 per hour in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In many cases, servers earn the bulk of their salary through tips.

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  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management is an undergraduate college degree program which began at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. PCPS, now known as The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is the oldest school of pharmacy in the United States and North America, founded in 1821.
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