Culinary Arts is one of the fastest growing fields of employment in the United States today. The National Restaurant Association expects industry employment to rise from 12.7 million in 2010 to 14 million by end-2020. Restaurants and other food and drink places racked up 188,000 new jobs over 2010, in spite of the national recession. National sales are expected to grow slowly but steadily (about 1.6%) in 2011 to over $589 billion, following negligible growth in 2010. The association’s Restaurant Industry Forecast indicates Texas is one of the leading states for restaurant sales growth in the country. Nationwide, the number of food service manager positions is projected to increase 8% over the next decade; recent figures indicate 58% of first-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and service workers are women, 14% Hispanic and 14% African American.
Potential fields for employment include: Hotels, Restaurants, Bakeries, Hospitals, Private Clubs, Sports Arenas, Cruise Ships, Grocery Stores, Caterers, and many other businesses.
All of our chef instructors have an industry background that enables them to pass on real life knowledge and skills to our students. Come join us for training in an industry with future job growth and potential. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, our program features an 86% hands-on ratio in lab and co-op. Accreditation gives our students the opportunity to transfer the Certificate credits toward an A.A.S. degree.
It is the mission of the Galveston College Culinary Arts Academy to provide our students with an affordable, practical and realistic education that equips them with the skills necessary to enter the workforce successfully and to excel in their professional and continued educational endeavors.
NOTE: The minimum entrance requirement for the Culinary Art program is a high school diploma or GED.
Chef Paul Mendoza