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Career Outlook

The city of Seattle has blossomed into a food-lovers paradise, and behind every new successful restaurant you’ll find a team of dedicated culinary arts professionals. Seattle’s restaurant boom shows no signs of slowing: since 2000 the job growth rate for restaurant industry workers in the area has grown by 39%.

Industry leaders recognize South’s Culinary Arts program for producing highly-qualified graduates with outstanding preparation in all aspects of the hospitality profession.

Common Career Areas

  • Restaurant General Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Restaurant Chef
  • Banquet Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Research Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Head Cook
  • Lead Cook
  • Saut√© Cook
  • Line Cook

Where Our Graduates Get Hired

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Cruise lines
  • Resorts
  • Catering services
  • Institutional food service operations

Wage Information - Washington State


Please call 206-934-5394

Advising Appointments?

Please call 206-934-5387


For international student inquiries, please contact the Center for International Education.

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