I want to pursue a culinary course in India with all kinds of Indian and international cuisines, so that I may work abroad as a chef. I want to know more about the possibilities of culinary studies in India and internationally-valid certificates. I also want to know about B.Voc. (Culinary). What is the advantage of pursuing a B.Voc. (Culinary) degree? This is my life’s dream. Please help me take the necessary steps for further studies and help me secure my future.
Embedded with enormous perks and benefits, being a chef lets you unleash your creativity with the art of cookery. But initial stages are very challenging; the long hours, physical demands, and a low starting salary can be a difficult pill to swallow.
A Bachelor of Culinary Arts degree is the first step towards becoming a chef. Courses may include nutrition, culinary techniques, butchery, pastry preparation, and regional or specialty cuisine topics. You also have mandatorily internships/apprenticeships as a part of the curriculum.
If you are looking to study culinary courses abroad or explore career opportunities, English language tests like TOEFL or IELTS are compulsory. The major drawback of working in countries like the U.S.A. is that most companies often prefer educational qualifications from the same country.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.