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Hospitality & Culinary Degrees and Programs Offered in New York (NY)

Graduates earning hospitality and culinary degrees in New York are employed in a variety of exciting food service and hospitality management careers. Hospitality and culinary degrees in NY typically prepare students for upper-level management and career positions within the industry. Trade and vocational schools provide food service and lodging management courses for non-management workers. Course are also available via distance learning from schools providing online degrees.

Food service workers prepare and serve food in fast-food and other restaurants, cafeterias, private clubs, and other retail locations where food is prepared and served. Hospitality workers manage or work in hotel and motel operations.

Finding careers with hospitality and culinary degrees in New York

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospitality and culinary degree graduates in May 2009 worked in these representative positions and earned an estimated annual mean wage as follows:

  • lodging managers, $72,730
  • food service managers, $56,560
  • first line supervisors and managers of food preparation and serving workers, $32,300
  • restaurant cooks, $28,250

As of May 2009, the annual mean income for all occupations and education levels in New York was $50,790.

Food preparation and serving-related occupations employed an estimated 599,730 workers as of May 2009 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Growth prospects for many hospitality and culinary employees is expected to grow as fast as other occupations.