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Culinary School: What to Expect

life in culinary school

If you’ve enrolled in culinary school or if you’re planning to — you may have no idea what to expect. Culinary School: What to Expect If you’ve enrolled in culinary school — or if you’re planning to — you may have no idea what to expect.  You know you’re passionate about food and cooking, and you’re…

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At This Northern Utah Culinary School, You Learn from Industry Experts


When you enroll in culinary school, you (rightly) have the expectation that you’ll be learning from educators who are also experts in their industry. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The founder and director of Park City Culinary Institute in Salt Lake City had that expectation herself. What Laurie Moldawer discovered, however, is that some American…

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Culinary School Teaches Farm-to-Table Cooking

Culinary School Teaches Farm to Table

Culinary school curriculum traditionally includes foundational elements of food preparation, knife skills and culinary science. Today, however, many schools are encouraging the use of local farmers and artisanal producers to source ingredients. This philosophy typically referred to as the farm-to-table or farm-to-fork movement, emphasizes the importance of understanding what goes into the ingredients we use in our…

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Financing Culinary School: What Are Your Options?

Financing Culinary School

Not everyone has the funds available for culinary school tuition, so many choose to finance their education. Fortunately, when you attend Park City Culinary Institute in Salt Lake City, you have some choices in how you handle our affordable tuition.  Self-Financing Culinary School Many students use a low- or zero-interest credit card to finance their tuition, which is often the…

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Corporate Team Building Goes to Culinary School

Corporate Team Building

Corporate team-building events can provide a myriad of benefits, from fostering trust and positive interaction to building leadership skills. But your team may find themselves less than inspired by the same old activities.  Take your event to culinary school, however, and you will find a way to connect on a whole new level. If you’ve already done the…

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Culinary Schools Launching Food Truck Careers

Food Truck

When you’re cooking from a truck, you don’t have to wait for customers to find you — you go where they are instead. Whether you seek out customers at arts festivals, sporting events or downtown on a Saturday night, you have the option of working when and where you want to, as often as you…

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Culinary Career Spotlight: Becoming a Pastry Chef


Arguably the hottest culinary career today, the role of the pastry chef has evolved substantially over the last decade. Once relegated to a remote corner of the restaurant kitchen, pastry chefs now take on many of the culinary superstar roles formerly reserved for executive chefs. Today, pastry chefs are opening their own businesses — bakeries, food trucks and…

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Can You Go to Culinary School While Working Full Time?


Going to culinary school has become the dream of many Americans who are ready for a career change. But because few of us could leave our jobs to go to school, you may worry that you can’t do both. Fortunately, you can keep working your regular job while you learn the skills necessary to make…

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Cooking Classes vs. Culinary School


Should you take cooking classes or sign up for culinary school? The answer depends on what you hope to achieve. If you want to develop the foundational knowledge and skills required to work as a chef or own your own business — restaurant, food truck, catering, etc. — culinary school is a wise place to…

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Will Culinary School Boost Your Chances of Getting a Chef Job?


If you’re considering culinary school, you likely have aspirations of owning or running a restaurant, possibly as an executive chef. The question is, will a formal culinary education make it easier for you to realize your dream? If you’re willing to accept any job in the restaurant industry, you probably don’t need to spend the…

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