July 25:July 25, 2012
July 25: National Culinary Arts Month
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients” – Julia Child
This month-long celebration is to promote awareness of professional cooks and chefs and their contributions to new culinary trends and dining excellence. So dine out during the month of July and remember to thank your favorite chef!
Considering a future in the culinary arts? Know that employment in Food service is typically not very sensitive to economic conditions, and rates of employment are expected to remain consistent, according to the US Dept. of Labor. In fact, according to National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry employs an estimated 13 million people, or 9% of the U.S. workforce and is expected and is expected to add almost two million jobs over the next decade.
The nationally recognized Culinary Arts specialization (accredited through the American Culinary Federation) at Pierpont Community & Technical College provides an outstanding foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry.
Fancy yourself as a home chef? See what you need to know about a safe work station at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/player.php?m=f&vid=nutrition/01-workstation-setup