Culinary Schools' Popularity Heats Up: Find Cooking Classes at WorldWideLearn.com

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Culinary institutes and cooking classes are hot items on the career-planning menu these days, and their numbers are increasing dramatically. The newly improved culinary section at WorldWideLearn.com makes it easy for prospective culinary students to find information about careers in cooking, catering, restaurant management and hotel management.

Culinary schools are opening and growing at an unprecedented rate, and the number of students enrolled in chef training and cooking classes is at an all-time high. The redesigned culinary section at WorldWideLearn.com, the world's premier online directory of education, makes it easier than ever to cook up a great culinary career by enrolling in chef, catering, restaurant management, and hotel management classes and programs (http://www.worldwidelearn.com/culinary/home.php).

"The demand for trained chefs and restaurant managers is only going to increase," says WorldWideLearn.com spokesman Doug Jones. "Now is the perfect time to turn that love of food into a career, and we've redesigned our site to make it easier than ever to get started."

WorldWideLearn.com's easy-to-navigate site gives visitors access to thousands of online culinary management courses, programs, and universities, as well as campus-based cooking classes, articles on a variety of culinary careers, and other helpful links focusing on chef, catering, and restaurant management careers.

Those flashy Food Network superstars--Emeril, Rachael, Bobby, and Mario--might have something to do with the popularity of chef training, but there are other factors at play. Two-income families have less time to cook and more money to spend at restaurants, creating a huge demand for professionally trained cooks, chefs and restaurant managers. The National Restaurant Association predicts the creation of 1.8 million new restaurant-related jobs between 2005 and 2015.

"There are more (culinary school) programs now than there ever were in the last 10 years," says Ken Goodman of the Art Institute of New York City, which has added culinary arts classes at 20 of its schools. "Getting a formal education and what that can do for you means more today. There's been a major surge to culinary education that just wasn't there 20 years ago." BusinessWeek reports that in New York City, enrollment at the French Culinary Institute rose 59 percent in five years and enrollment at the New England Culinary Institute increased 30 percent in three years.

WorldWideLearn.com is the world's premier online directory of education, featuring informative resources, more than 2,500 online courses, over 1,600 online degree programs, 200 online universities and 2,300 campus-based career college programs. WorldWideLearn.com receives thousands of visitors each day and has been featured on MSMoney.com.

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