Being a chef is not a career that will make you rich by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, as a chef, you’ll probably be working extra long hours with unpaid overtime. It takes a special kind of person to commit themselves to eventually becoming a head chef, not to mention the x-factor that sets their cooking apart from others.

If you’re willing to meet the very high expectations of being a chef, then you should know your chances of making it before diving in headfirst. No position is guaranteed, even if you attend a prestigious culinary institute. You’ll have to earn your respect every step of the way. There’s no way around it. But if you do have what it takes to become a head chef and you’re lucky enough to achieve this goal, then you’re in for a very rewarding career. According to the infographic, the accredited culinary schools in the USA are 578.

Take a look at the infographic below for some realistic data about the culinary industry.


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