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    Is Your Job Actually Important to Your Restaurant?

    Every job in the restaurant is important, no matter how small! I’ve spoken to many restaurant professionals over the years, who believe they are in a worthless job with no future. The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth; the only person in the restaurant with nowhere to grow is the owner! If someone feels this way about ...
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    Career Profile: Food & Beverage Director

    Career Profile: Food & Beverage Director
    Job Description: The food and beverage director oversees management, budget and operation of the food service establishment, catering services and kitchen, and maintains a close liaison with the sales department to ensure maximum profitability. h4. *National Median Salary:* $53,792 h4. *Education Requirements:* While many food and beverage directors have a background in the food preparation business, having attained degrees in the ...
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    Career Profile: Personal Chef

    Career Profile: Personal Chef
    Job Description: A personal chef is not a private chef! While a private chef is employed by one individual or family at a time, a personal chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom-designed for the clients’ particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored, so that the clients may enjoy them ...
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    Have What It Takes to be a Personal Chef?

    Have What It Takes to be a Personal Chef?
    Last time, I attempted to shed light on the mysterious nature of that elusive breed of kitchen ninja known as the Personal Chef. This time around, I’d like to delve more deeply into the components that make up said creature, because I’m sure it’s something of a mystery as well. The primary ingredient, I believe, is a particular sort of motivation. ...
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    Keeping the Faith: How to be a Successful Personal Chef

    Keeping the Faith: How to be a Successful Personal Chef
    Last week, we talked about the two most important things you need to have in order to be a successful personal chef. This week, I'd like to talk to you about one more thing that is absolutely essential if you're going to succeed. It's going to sound incredibly simple, and it's also going to sound like something that will make you ...
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    Associates in Culinary Arts

    Associates in Culinary Arts
    [widget:school_finder_widget__chefsblade] Offered through most culinary schools, this two year degree is a shortened version of the bachelors. Associate culinary graduates will have a strong understanding everything culinary from international cuisine to menu development. Like the bachelors in culinary arts, associate graduates will also have an internship under their belts. Prepare for success in the culinary and hospitality industry with an Associates ...
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    Certificate in Culinary Arts

    Certificate in Culinary Arts
    [widget:354] A Certificate in Culinary Arts prepares students for the beginnings of a rewarding career in the culinary world. Students learn about food preparation, nutrition, and sanitation principles. From here, graduates will be well placed to pursue a position as a cook or chef’s assistant as well as pursue further studies in the culinary arts. This can be a great option ...
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    Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts
    An Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts equips its recipients with an in-depth knowledge of baking and pastry arts coupled with a well-rounded culinary arts education. You will partake in extensive hands-on classes in baking and pastry and gain management and leadership skills. This degree is a necessary tool to get your foot in the door of the competitive pastry ...
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    How Not to Fail as an Executive Chef

    Why fail when you can succeed as an executive chef! What does it take to be a professional executive chef? Baking and Pastry, Mastering the Art and Craft by The Culinary Institute of America says that “a professional makes a living from the practice of a craft. Rather than viewing work as simply a means to an end, true professionals ...
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    Who's Who: Chefs, Cooks, Food Prep Workers

    Who's Who: Chefs, Cooks, Food Prep Workers
    Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods—from soups, snacks, and salads to entrees, side dishes, and desserts. They work in a variety of restaurants and other food services establishments. Chefs and cooks create recipes and prepare meals, while food preparation workers peel and cut vegetables, trim meat, prepare poultry, and perform other duties, ...
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    Who's Who: Food Processing Occupations

    Who's Who: Food Processing Occupations
    Food processing occupations include many different types of workers who process raw food products into the finished goods sold by grocers, wholesalers, restaurants, or institutional food services. These workers perform a variety of tasks and are responsible for producing many of the food products found in every household. Some of these workers are bakers, others process meat, and still others operate ...
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    Who's Who: Food & Beverage Service Occupations

    Who's Who: Food & Beverage Service Occupations
    Food and beverage serving and related workers are the front line of customer service in restaurants, coffee shops, and other food service establishments. These workers greet customers, escort them to seats and hand them menus, take food and drink orders, and serve food and beverages. They also answer questions, explain menu items and specials, and keep tables and dining areas clean ...
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    Who's Who: Hospitality Industry

    Who's Who: Hospitality Industry
    The vast majority of workers in this industry—more than 4 out of 5 in 2006—were employed in service and office and administrative support occupations. Workers in these occupations usually learn their skills on the job. Postsecondary education is not required for most entry-level positions; however, college training is extremely helpful for advancement in some of the occupations. For those in administrative ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Chef

    5 Steps to Becoming a Chef
    You live for food: Eating it, preparing it, re-inventing it, presenting it, sharing it. No wonder you're thinking about turning your passion for the culinary arts into a career. But where do you start? Follow the best step-by-step guide out there that takes you from conception to reality. STEP 1: "Research the Field":/benefits/148-step-1-research-the-field STEP 2: "Decide If Becoming a Chef Is ...
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    STEP 1: Research the Field

    STEP 1: Research the Field
    There are many different kinds of chefs. Once you discover what kind of chef you would like to be, you will be able to improve your skills and focus on that specific area of the culinary arts that most suits you. Luckily for you, Chef's Blade has put together a list of the most popular culinary positions and specializations. We'll start ...
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    Break into Bartending

    Break into Bartending
    Double-digit job growth is expected in food services and drinking places during the next six years, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. That includes restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs and taverns. This is great news for wannabe bartenders and servers. Polishing your act with the right look and skill set will help you mix up a potent career in ...
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    Land and Ace a Restaurant Job Interview

    Land and Ace a Restaurant Job Interview
    By 2016, there will be an additional 1.9 million restaurant jobs in the United States, according to the National Restaurant Association. Knowing what skills are in demand, as well as how to cook up a succinct, attractive resume and what to expect during the interview process, will help you stand out. Heed these tips: Keep Your Resume Succinct Think of your ...
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    Guide to the Dining Room Brigade System

    Guide to the Dining Room Brigade System
    The dining room, or front-of-the-house, positions also have an established line of authority. The maître d’hôtel, known in American service as the dining room manager, is the person who holds the most responsibility for the front-of-the-house operation. The maître d’hôtel trains all service personnel, oversees wine selection, works with the chef to determine the menu, and organizes seating throughout service. The ...
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    Guide to Culinary Careers Outside the Kitchen

    Guide to Culinary Careers Outside the Kitchen
    In addition to the kitchen and dining room positions, a growing number of less traditional opportunities exist, many of which do not involve the actual production or service of foods. Food and beverage managers oversee all food and beverage outlets in hotels and other large establishments. Consultants and design specialists will work with restaurant owners, often before the restaurant is even ...
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    Careers in Food Service Management

    Careers in Food Service Management
    In a tough economy, jobs can be lost when consumers put off buying houses, cars, appliances or clothes, but everyone has to eat. And at a time of belt-tightening, schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, sports arenas and commercial businesses increasingly contract out their cafeterias, dining rooms and concession stands, making careers in food service management hotter than an industrial oven. Sodexo ...
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