Culinary Industry and Johnson & Wales University

The culinary industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. From the explosion of food trucks to celebrity chefs to reality shows to movies, chefs are the new rock stars. Not to mention many of them have that “rock star” look, with their sleeve tattoos to wild hair styles that make them hard to differentiate from someone in a band to someone that spends a lot of time in the kitchen creating amazing meals. In the past, to become a high-level chef you had to move to France and work your way up at a Michelin Star rated restaurant. However, there are many more options here in the States to get high-level culinary training. We recently filmed a segment at Johnson & Wales University (Miami Campus). The students there get incredible hands on experience. Covering all the bases where they have everything from stocks, soups and sauces to teaching international cuisine. But cooking is just one aspect of what is covered. The also teach their students culinary arts, hospitality, technology, health sciences and business. Whether they want to be a sous chef, pastry chef, private chef for a celebrity or eventually run their own restaurant, they equip their students with the tools and knowledge to pursue all of these areas of the culinary world. At Johnson & Wales University they also teach their students what “farm to table” freshness is really about right in their backyard. It’s all about respect for the ingredients and food that they use …