The job outlook for Culinary Arts is very bright. About 35 percent of the new jobs created in Texas in the 1990s were in the food service field, and the employment of food service managers is expected to increase 36 percent or more for all food service occupations through 2012.
In addition to job openings arising out of employment growth, the need to replace managers who transfer to other occupations or stop working will create many job opportunities. Applicants with a bachelor’s or an associate degree in restaurant and institutional food service management should have the best job opportunities.
The starting salary for a food service technician can range from $18,000 locally to $34,000 out of the Valley.