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Adventures in Culinary Ed: Studying in Miami

October 25, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Miami 0 Comments

Miami is hot, spicy and unpredictable...and I don't just mean the nightlife. Home to some of the best restaurants and cuisine in the country, Miami is a hub for culinary excitement and flair. Studying the culinary arts in Miami is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone with a fire for cooking. If you're interested in venturing down south, take advantage of the helpful tips below to guide you on your journey.

Culture 101

A formal education will unquestionably advance your career in the culinary arts. Knowing the ins and outs of a back kitchen is essential learning material in the classroom, but just as important is the necessity to be in tune with the culinary traditions of the surrounding city. Due to the bold Cuban heritage within the city of Miami, becoming knowledgeable in Cuban delicacies could yield huge advantages. Understanding Miami's rich heritage and infusing such culinary traditions in your practice will propel you into the upper echelons of the Florida culinary scene.

Cooking Is a Craft, Not a Science

Your ability to tantalize the taste buds of your customers is an evolutionary process that can't be studied and duplicated like a science project. Like other art forms, cooking is greatly influenced by environmental and cultural factors. The intricacies of the regional cuisines have historical roots and real world inspirations. So, before you dive nose first into your assigned cookbook for class, take a look around, breathe in the surroundings, and sprinkle a little Miami spice on every dish.

Relax, You're At The Beach

Florida abounds in beautiful beaches and amazing weather. This is an advantage to you for two reasons: 1. You never have to worry about your knives freezing; 2. You get to de-stress by the waterfront whenever studying has you beat. The lush surroundings of Miami and high energy atmosphere will give you a much needed boost during trying times, and allow you to escape the pressures of school when the recipe calls for relaxation.

Miami Brings Heat

When school winds down and the career hunt heats up, you'll be glad you made connections in this sunny culinary destination spot. Graduating from a culinary school in Miami provides many benefits: Not only does it result in jobs at some of the finer restaurants in the city, it could also lead to public recognition. Considering Miami is one of the largest markets in the United States, becoming well known within this restaurant scene can open up doors to jobs at larger restaurants in competing markets, such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Because this Southern city is recognized for introducing some of the most adventurous meals on the menu, it is not uncommon for the most world renowned chefs to have ties back to Miami.

This article is presented by Le Cordon Bleu North America. Le Cordon Bleu North America offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs across the United States. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu for more information.

The jobs mentioned are examples of certain potential jobs, not a representation that these outcomes are more probable than others. Le Cordon Bleu North America does not guarantee employment


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