When you arrive at The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College, you will not just receive a personal, supportive education; you will find an environment that enables you to gain 300 hours of professional, food industry experience before you graduate.
We will also help you find culinary careers that suit your aspirations. By partnering with leaders in the food industry, we set you up for success. Even after you graduate, we offer employment assistance, which means that we will always be there to answer your questions and assist you in your search for food industry careers.
Our career services department, library resources and your HireHarrison account offer many resources, such as:
Not only will you gain professional experience in the classroom during your time with our chef instructors, but you will also get the opportunity to experience various settings in the culinary industry. During your 360-hour externship, you could end up working in many different types of workplaces, including:
In addition to your externship, you will even be able to work while you are enrolled. By contacting a representative in our career services department, you will be able to gather a list of contacts around town who may interview and hire you if you are the right fit. Getting a job during school is one of the best ways to add to your food industry experience and advance your career.
Learn more about our externship program.
There are many things you should do before interviewing for a job, such as:
These are only some of our interview preparation tips. To find more, explore our interview resources.
If you are having trouble finding a job close to you, our career services department has a list of contacts ready to give to you. You will be able to contact these employers to set up interviews and learn more about their companies. Reach out to our career services representatives to find out more.
As you might already know, we partner with local leaders in the food industry who can help you gain externship experience while you are in school. They also play a role in hiring you after graduation. When you graduate from The Chef’s Academy, you may be able to contact some of our industry partners in order to locate a job that is right for you.
As a graduate of The Chef’s Academy, you may be eligible for a career as a(n):
Depending on the career path that is right for you, you could make an average of $20,000 as a school cook to $42,000 as a head chef or head cook, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Remember that these numbers are only averages, and there is no limit to what you could achieve. With a degree from The Chef’s Academy, you could even own your own restaurant, bakery or catering service some day!
Want to know more about The Chef's Academy? Learn more about our culinary programs, financial aid options, and how to apply.