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Want to be a Chef in San Francisco?

August 16, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco 0 Comments

One of the reasons Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco has to be the food. Since the time of the Gold Rush, San Francisco, CA has been attracting people from all over the globe. They’ve been looking for a new start and bringing their cultural influences with them. Those cultural influences definitely show up in the food available in the Bay area. From the freshest seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf to the Asian delicacies in Chinatown to the world-class wines grown in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, San Francisco is known the world over as a grand food destination.

Cooking in San Francisco

So what opportunities are there as a chef in San Francisco? Well, with San Francisco hospitality jobs, almost anything is possible. Even in these tough economic times opportunities in the food service industry are growing. “The National Restaurant Association reports that the U.S. restaurant and food service industry currently employs more than 12.5 million full and part-time workers making this industry the largest employer in the nation after local, state, and federal government. In 2006, the industry's 925,000 locations served over 70 billion meals and snacks.”*

Many of those hundreds of thousands of restaurants, bakeries, confectioners, food service and product companies are located in the Bay area; and they are often looking for new employees.

The Pastry Chef

Want to be one of those San Francisco personal chefs or a Chef de Cuisine at one the world finest restaurants? These and many more choices could be available to you in San Francisco’s rich and diverse culinary scene.

You may, however, want to focus your efforts on becoming a pastry chef. If you dream of creating delicious and decadent desserts for appreciative guests, then becoming a pastry chef may be your professional calling. Perhaps you’d like to open a boutique bakery in one of San Francisco’s trendy or quirky neighborhoods. Or maybe you aspire to becoming a renowned pastry chef at one of San Francisco’s many 5-star restaurants. Whatever your dreams and goals, culinary training can help open these and many other doors for you.

San Francisco Hospitality Jobs

Chefs work in every aspect of the food service and hospitality industries throughout the Bay area. They are executive chefs at conference centers, hotels, and resorts. They are personal chefs to many of the tech moguls around the Bay and San Jose. They are development and research chefs in the test kitchens of the many food product companies that call San Francisco home. In fact, they are everywhere there are culinary arts and hospitality jobs to be had.

This article is presented by The California Culinary Academy. The California Culinary Academy offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs in San Francisco, California. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/San-Francisco for more information.

The jobs mentioned are examples of certain potential jobs, not a representation that these outcomes are more probable than others. The California Culinary Academy does not guarantee employment or salary.


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