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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    Succeeding in culinary school is more than just being a good student We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails before his shift, in the kitchen – hello, health inspection! Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. ...
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    How to Survive Culinary School

    Succeeding in culinary school is more than just being a good student I can't think of many fields of work that are more fun, dynamic, and fascinating than culinary work, so I certainly don't want to scare anyone away, but culinary school is a meat grinder. I started school with around 45 people in my class and graduated with about ...
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    Want a Chance to Win $500 Just for Using Chef's Blade?

    Frequently Asked Questions: Chef's Blade's Spring Is Greener Promotion Do I need to register more than once? No How do I increase my odds of winning? Simply sign into your Chef's Blade account once a day through March 31, 2010 to be entered again to win. If you allow your browser to save your log-in information, you will need to click ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    10 Signs the Recession is Over

    1. The National Restaurant Association Predicts Record Profits for 2010 Yup. That's right. Record profits for 2010. In their newly released 2010 forecast, the National Restaurant Association predicts that 2010 will be the best of the last three years, seeing a profit of $580 billion and a 2.5% increase in sales over 2009. While that's good news for us restaurant industry ...
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    Restaurants Are Hiring Again, But Are You Ready?

    Are you prepared to rejoin the work force? Job hunting has changed a lot since we entered a recession; after so many rounds of layoffs across all industries, many companies don't look the same as they did before the recession — restaurants are no different! Culinary job seekers have to deal with a lot of new factors, from being productive ...
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
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    How Not to Fail at Culinary School

    Succeed at culinary school with these 10 tips! [widget:354] Have you or are you pursuing your dream of attending culinary school? Congratulations if you are! There’s no time like now to do so. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, culinary arts is one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. There are a number of reasons people go ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Culinary Jobs

    Top 25 Cities for Culinary Jobs
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
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    An Introduction to Food Styling

    An Introduction to Food Styling
    I have been in the Food Styling business since 1995 after graduating from Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco; 6 months earlier, I had decided to change careers, leaving corporate America to pursue my passion for food. When I started cooking school I had never heard of food styling as a career, but the first time someone told me about ...
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    How Culinary Internships Can Get You a Job

    Have you considered the importance of a culinary internship? Partway through my time at St. Olaf College, I realized I was spending more time working at restaurants as a cook than studying for class and I knew that the culinary world is where I wanted to be. I did want formal culinary training, though, so a week after dropping out ...
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    12 Networking Tips for Culinary Conventions

    Culinary conventions can be a great way to meet other culinary professionals, keep up with what's hot in the culinary industry, and experience a new city. They can also be a great opportunity to show off your food and wine if you get a booth. Recently, Chef's Blade went to SFChefs.Food.Wine and even as networking veterans, we learned a lot. ...
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    Is Restaurant Management Your Next Step?

    Is Restaurant Management Your Next Step?
    Whenever Jerry Westrom interviews a potential management candidate, he talks about all the negatives surrounding the position before going into greater detail about the positives. "I need to know their heart is in it, that they are truly committed," says Westrom, who owns an Ember's Restaurant in Cambridge, Minnesota. "If they seem skeptical about anything, I don't know if they will ...
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    Why You Should Learn Spanish

    Why You Should Learn Spanish
    You're an international food marketer. You call a colleague, supervisor or supplier in Latin America or Spain. The only foreign word you know is hola, but when the receptionist answers the phone speaking machine gun-rapid Spanish, you don't panic. You ask to be transferred to Mr. So-and-So. "Just a minute, sir. I'll put you through," the receptionist responds in perfect English. ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just stand there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your restaurant has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sipping ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding lead an otherwise satisfactory employee to the chopping block. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever got the job ...
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
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    Restaurant Apprenticeships

    Restaurant Apprenticeships
    Jamie Popp | Monster Contributing Writer On-the-Job Training Provides Invaluable Industry Experience Graduating from a recognized culinary school isn't necessarily the only path to landing your dream job as a chef in a posh restaurant. Apprenticeships are another option to help you break into the restaurant industry - and they don't require spending a lot of cash for an advanced ...
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    Hospitality Opportunities for Older Workers

    Hospitality Opportunities for Older Workers
    If you're an older worker seeking an industry that values your work and life experience while offering flexible hours, perks and an abundance of opportunities, give some serious thought to working in hospitality. "The lodging industry is bouncing back," says Fred DeMicco, PhD, professor at the University of Delaware, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management. "The restaurant industry will need to ...
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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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