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A Baking Career on the High Seas

While the other graduates from your class at pastry chef school talk about their fancy desserts, you can talk about your creations and all the interesting places you visited while baking them. All you have to do is take your culinary degree and head for a career on the high seas with one of the many cruise ship lines.

A Culinary Degree: A Ticket to Travel

Of course you dream about a baking career when you enter pastry chef school, but have you ever considered a baking career that took you to foreign lands and back home again? When we enter the culinary arts as a career, we usually think of working in restaurants or hotels. Fortunately, there are no limits to the places your culinary degree can take you.

One place you could end up is cooking on a cruise ship, which is a lot like a luxury hotel on the ocean. Cruise ships have high-class kitchens, and they are interesting locations for an adventurous cooking or baking career.

The Cruise Ship Cooking Experience

A large cruise ship will usually have several restaurants. These fine-dining establishments are often unique, but are served by the same master kitchen. You may find yourself baking breads, cakes, and pastry desserts for several different restaurant styles. That means you'll have an opportunity to make use of everything you learn in pastry chef school.

Of course, you'll be one of the many workers on the ship. You won't be there for vacation--you'll probably be up and working at five in the morning or earlier, preparing the many specialties that go with a luxurious breakfast. Then you'll bake the breads and rolls for the afternoon and evening meal service. However, every work day has its end.

When you take a break, you'll be able to wander along beaches and into sea coast villages in some of the most desirable locations in the world. That's where the cruise ships go, and you'll go with them with your baking career on the high seas.