Culinary Careers For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 11, 2011 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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The fast and easy way to find your place in the culinary field

Ever dream of exploring an exciting career in culinary arts or cooking but don't know where to begin? Culinary Careers For Dummies is the perfect book for anyone who dreams of getting into the culinary profession. Whether you're a student, an up-and-coming chef looking for direction, or are simply interested in reinventing yourself and trying your hand at a new career, Culinary Careers For Dummies provides the essential information every culinary novice needs to enter and excel in the food service industry.

Packed with advice on selecting a culinary school and tips for using your degree to land your dream job, Culinary Careers For Dummies offers up-to-the-minute information on: culinary training, degrees, and certificates; the numerous career options available (chef, chef's assistant, pastry chef, food stylist, caterer, line cook, restaurant publicist/general manager, Sommelier, menu creator, food writer, consultant/investor, etc.) and the paths to get there; basic culinary concepts and methods; advice on finding a niche in the culinary world; culinary core competencies; food safety and proper food handling; real-life descriptions of what to expect on the job; and how to land a great culinary job.

  • Expert guidance on cooking up your career plan to enter the food service industry
  • Tips and advice on what to study to get you where you're headed
  • Packed with information on the many career options in the culinary field

Culinary Careers For Dummies is a one-stop reference for anyone who is interested in finding a career in this growing and lucrative field.

 

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Contents

Living the Good Life Working in Hotels
115
Cooking for a Crowd Volume Cooking
137
Taking a Specialized Approach
151
Life On the Inside Personal and Private Chefs
171
Old and New Trends Food Artisans and Scientists
185
Checking Out NonCooking Careers
225
The Star Makers Public Relations and Marketing
245
Introduction 1
252
Landing the Job Moving Up the Ladder
291
Landing a Culinary Job 293 Chapter 17 Moving Up the Ladder or Switching Gears 315 Chapter 18 Making Your Own Path Becoming a Culinary E...
325
The Part of Tens
339
Index
353
An Introduction to
7
Finding the Jobs Where Culinary
27
Locating Other Popular Cooking Jobs in the Culinary Field 35 Private households
36
Culinary School Versus OntheJob
45

Showcasing Food for Others
253
Careers in Purchasing Specialty Foods Cookware and More
271
Ingredients for Success Choosing a Culinary School
57
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About the author (2011)

Michele Thomas is a writing teacher and managing editor of the International Culinary Institute, home of the French Culinary Institute.

Annette Tomei is a food and wine consultant.

Tracey Vasil Biscontini is the founder, president and CEO of Northeast Editing, Inc.

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