Advanced Culinarian

Advanced Culinary Arts

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the food service industry and passionate about creating art with food? Thrive in a hands-on, fast-paced environment?

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Culinary Arts training program.

On the job, you will ...

  • Be responsible for maintaining a clean workspace and ensuring the freshness and viability of ingredients 
  • Develop new recipes, plan menus and maintain an ingredients inventory 
  • Use a variety of commercial cooking equipment and tools, as well as various cooking, baking and other food preparation techniques 
  • Use basic math to calculate measurement of ingredients

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most individuals with their Advanced Culinary Arts credentials often go to work in the food service industry, often for restaurants and catering services or for institutions such as schools, hospitals or cafeterias.

The credentials you will earn ...

This is the first level of Advanced Training offered in the Advanced Culinary Arts series. In the Advanced Culinary Arts program, you can earn nationally recognized credentials such as Certified Chef, Certified Culinarian and Certified Restaurant Professional. Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
  • At least 17 years old
  • Positive attendance and progress record
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel
  • Health clearance at current center
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.