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How to Survive Culinary School
Get a Kitchen Job While You’re in School.
Working in an actual kitchen will teach you things that <a href=‘http://chefsblade.monster.com/benefits/articles/1179-6-things-culinary-school-wont-teach-you">culinary school never could. Speed, accuracy, and efficiency is the key to a professional kitchen, and while your instructors in school may give you time limits, you’ll rarely (if ever) have to work at full speed. Landing a job while in school can be kind of tricky unless you have some prior restaurant experience
, but your school’s student services can help you hopefully. Get an instructor to write you a letter of recommendation or mine them for contacts and job leads. This is where being a noticeably driven student helps out. An instructor isn’t going to send students to a friend’s restaurant
unless that instructor has faith in that student.