– Offered only at Iowa Valley Grinnell –
This program is being changed for Fall 2018; watch for new information coming soon. To be placed on a waiting list, contact MaryAnne Nickle.
Iowa Valley Grinnell’s Culinary Program
Iowa Valley Grinnell’s Culinary Apprenticeship program is currently on hold while the program changes are passed through the College Curriculum Committee. As soon as new information is available, it will be posted here. The link under Degrees Awarded (below) is for the current Culinary Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, which will be changing.
Food Preparation Careers & Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in food preparation and serving occupations is expected to increase 9% through 2026 (about as fast as the average for all occupations), for a gain of about 1.2 million jobs. Population and income growth are expected to result in greater consumer demand for food at a variety of dining places. Employment of Chefs and Head Cooks is projected to grow 10%, faster than the average for all occupations. Most career opportunities for Chefs and Head Cooks will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
Follow these links to find additional up-to-date information on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook web pages: