Becoming a chef

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John Wiley, Sep 26, 2003 - Cooking - 361 pages
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The updated edition of the book Julia Child called "a 'must' for aspiring chefs"-the James Beard Award-winning guide to one of today's hottest careers
With more and more chefs achieving celebrity status, interest in the exciting world of today's leading chefs is higher than ever. Essential reading for anyone who loves food, Becoming a Chef gives an entertaining and informative insider's look at this dynamic profession, going behind the scenes to look into some of the most celebrated restaurant kitchens across the nation. More than 60 leading chefs-including some of the newest up-and-coming-discuss the inspiration, effort, and quirks of fate that turned would-be painters, anthropologists, and football players into culinary artists.
Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (both of New York, NY) are the authors of the bestselling titles Culinary Artistry, Dining Out, Chef's Night Out. Dornenburg has cooked professionally at Arcadia, Judson Grill, and March in New York City and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

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For the recipes alone i found it priceless Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Julia Child recommended this book to aspiring culinarians. She was so on point, as I found this book accessible and illuminating. Written by a CIA-trained chef and his Harvard MBA wife, this book is a wonderful addition to any budding cook's library. Read full review


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About the authors:

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page are coauthors of a groundbreaking series of books chronicling America’ s vibrant restaurant culture, including the James Beard Award– winning Becoming a Chef. Dornenburg has cooked professionally in some of the best restaurants on the East Coast, including Arcadia, JUdson Grill, and March in New York City, and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. He attended the School for American Chefs, where he studied with Madeleine Kamman. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women’ s Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (whose alumnae network she heads) and Northwestern University, which named her to The Council of 100 (leading alumnae).

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Michael Donnelly is a New York– based photographer whose work has appeared in Elle, House & Garden, Travel & Leisure, and the World of Interiors.

Andrew Dornenburg is a chef and a certified sommelier. He's worked at Biba, Arcadia and Judson Grill. He now heads his own catering company and has served clients ranging from Shirley MacLaine to Sarah Jessica Parker.
Karen Page is an award-winning journalist who holds an MBA from Harvard. NPR has called Dorenburg and Page "the brightest young author team on the culinary scene today." New American Chef was a finalist for the 2004 IACP Cookbook Award and Becoming A Chef, which has been revised, won the 1996 James Beard Award.