Star Career Academy (www.starcareer.edu) was recently named one of America’s Top 22 Culinary Schools in FSR magazine, a publication devoted to the full service restaurant industry. Star offers various culinary programs at its campus locations in Philadelphia; Egg Harbor Township, NJ and Newark; and, in Manhattan and Syosset.
“Star Career Academy is pleased to be part of an elite group of notable culinary institutions in the U.S.,” said Sandi L. Gibson, president and CEO, Star Career Academy. “We provide a quality education to prepare students for entry level careers in the culinary field.”
More culinary grads will soon be needed to meet the demand of the growing restaurant industry. In fact, according to the article, “…the National Restaurant Association is predicting that 1.7 million new restaurant jobs will be created in the decade leading up to 2026.” Yet, there are more and varied job paths for students to hone their skills in other work environments, such as cruise ships, hotels, hospitals or food trucks.
The article goes on to illustrate the many changes affecting the interests of today’s culinary students, stating, “…topics like nutrition, sustainability, entrepreneurship, business management and food sciences are woven into discussions throughout the curriculum, rather than being an occasional mention or an isolated elective course.”
Star’s three culinary programs: professional cooking, commercial cooking, and professional pastry and baking, also reflect these shifts in education. Curriculum in these programs covers restaurant operations, as well as catering, food service operations, nutrition, and healthy cooking. Each student’s experience includes an externship that allows them to work alongside professionals in the field. In addition, while students begin learning basic culinary skills in Star’s commercial-grade kitchen on the very first day of class, they take these experiences outside of school to a local farmer’s market or catering for a charity event.
“The culinary industry is always evolving and Star is proud to work with the next generation of students in this thriving, exciting field,” said Gibson.
For more information on how to get started in the culinary arts, contact Star Career Academy at 800-659-7827 or chat live at www.starcareer.edu.
The article can be found at www.fsrmagazine.com/industry-highlights/america-s-top-22-culinary-schools.