How to Get a Food Industry Job

The qualifications you need to work in the food industry vary significantly by position. To be a chef, you may need to attend culinary or hospitality school, although many people who work in kitchens learn practical skills on the job and work their way up through the staff. Working in food production may require a bachelor’s degree in food science or a closely related degree. Serving and front-of-house managerial positions often require a high school diploma or a GED certificate, although many high school students get summer jobs as servers or bussers.

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