Culinary Arts Overview

Culinary chefs run a kitchen in a restaurant or other eating establishment. They select ingredients and develop recipes for the menu. They order kitchen supplies and food, maintain inventory and check food and other ingredients for freshness and taste. Culinary chefs hire, train, and oversee the kitchen staff to ensure food is prepared properly. They also ensure the kitchen is sanitized and the staff follows safety and sanitary procedures that are compliant with local, state, and federal regulations established for food preparation and cleanliness in commercial kitchens.