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The Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster focuses on the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.
Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served, like hotels, catering companies or cruise ships. You can also specialize in preparing pastries, soups and more.
You’ve got a good shot at getting a chef or head cook job as employment opportunities are projected to rise 11 percent by 2028. Chefs and head cooks make $45K per year on average in the DC metro area. Entry level jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent. And there are 280 job openings annually in the DC metro area. For more information on LMI data click here.
Introduction to Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts I
Culinary Arts II
Practicum in Culinary Arts
If you’re looking to start a career in the hospitality business, Washington, DC, has a long history of providing high-quality services to the public. The hospitality industry includes restaurants, hotels, casinos, amusement parks, and other tourism-related services. As a staff member or manager, you’d have overall responsibility to ensure that your guests have a pleasant and satisfying experience.
Competition for these jobs is expected to be pretty steep with little growth in the industry between now and 2028. But, if you go on to get a college degree in hospitality services or hotel management, you increase your chances of landing your dream job in this field. Entry-level hospitality staff make $40K per year on average in the DC metro area. Entry level jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent. And there are 40 job openings annually in the DC metro area. For more information on LMI data click here.
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Travel and Tourism Management
Practicum in Hospitality Services
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