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Hospitality & Culinary Degrees and Programs Offered in Georgia (GA)


Students who want to extend their flair for culinary arts can choose from a wide range of hospitality and culinary degrees in Georgia. Online and campus-based courses are available and vary depending on whether the student wishes to work in a restaurant, hotel, cruise ship, school or hospital or become an independent caterer. Formal training at a school of culinary arts usually entails a 2- or 4-year course ending with an associate or bachelor's degree in hospitality. Graduating chefs can also take part in apprenticeships at hotels or restaurants to increase their experience. Apprenticeships may lead to permanent employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Culinary Federation accredits more than 200 formal academic training programs and sponsors apprenticeship programs throughout the United states.

Southern hospitality and culinary degrees in GA

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2009 the population of Georgia reached 9,829,211. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that Georgia employed 337,300 in food preparation and serving occupations in 2009. The national mean hourly wage for these occupations was $10.04 and the mean annual salary was $20,880. Job openings in these fields are expected to remain good from 2008 through 2018, but competition for openings will be tougher at restaurants that pay higher salaries. Job growth is expected to create new positions.