Career Opportunities

The Nicholls State University Office of Career Services assists students in finding the perfect job through its services and its annual Culinary Career Day. Required externships and field experiences help students make connections in the industry that often lead to future full-time employment.

CJFCI opens doors to more than just kitchens. A bachelor’s degree in culinary arts can prepare you for a specialized career in the following fields and positions:

  • Restaurant management
  • Restaurant chef
  • Hotel and resort chef
  • Research and development specialist
  • Food and beverage director
  • Food processing
  • Public health
  • Catering and events management
  • Professional wait staff
  • Food writing
  • Banquet chef
  • Pastry chef
  • Personal chef
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Entrepreneur
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) coordinator
  • Maitre d’Hotel
  • Wine steward
  • Cruise line chef
  • Restaurateur
  • and more