Restaurants Licensing/Certification

Restaurants Licensing/Certification

From obtaining a business license to becoming an executive chef, this section offers an in-depth look on advancement in the highly competitive restaurant industry. Key topics include: continuing education provided through professional organizations; certification through the American Culinary Federation; and culinary specialty certifications.

  • General Business License
    A business license allows prospective restaurateurs to conduct business within a particular location. Without one, the local government can fine or even close the operation.
  • Restaurant Industry: Training and Continuing Education
    For anyone trying to excel in the restaurant field, the proverbial "utensils in the kitchen drawer" come in the form of on-going training and continued culinary classes. When a food professional pursues the many available industry resources, he or she moves closer to taking their career from simmer to boil.