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Restaurant Careers


More than 1,100 institutions in the United States offer college-level programs that specialize in restaurant or hospitality management. Prospective chefs can find an appropriate course of study at hundreds of cooking schools.


Created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, ManageFirst is a management-development program available at more than 350 colleges and universities. It equips students with key competencies to begin or advance their management careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

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Degrees & Areas of Study

Culinary and hospitality programs offer associate, bachelor and masters degrees. Additionally, formal certification programs are available for various areas of work, with citations available for chefs, cooks, managers and others.

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