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Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

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The culinary and food industry is the fifth fastest-growing employment market in the United States. Twelve new profiles have been added to this edition. New sections have been added to provide information about food publicity and marketing, community and social service, and culinary computer jobs. Appendixes have been completely revised and updated to help today's job-seekers identify and break into the right career. This updated edition combines the latest salary information, trends, and opportunities in the ...

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Overview

The culinary and food industry is the fifth fastest-growing employment market in the United States. Twelve new profiles have been added to this edition. New sections have been added to provide information about food publicity and marketing, community and social service, and culinary computer jobs. Appendixes have been completely revised and updated to help today's job-seekers identify and break into the right career. This updated edition combines the latest salary information, trends, and opportunities in the food and beverage industry with profiles of nearly eighty jobs.

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This selective guide to careers in the food industry, the largest and fastest-growing private-sector employer in the United States, provides authoritative information on nearly 80 skilled and unskilled jobs for college and technical school graduates as well as high school dropouts. Jobs explored involve cooking, selling, managing, writing, and teaching. Occupational titles, arranged alphabetically within 11 thematic sections, vary from food historian, catering manager, sports nutritionist, and winemaker to fast-food cook and waiter. Along the lines of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, each two-page entry is accompanied by a ``career profile'' and a ``career ladder'' containing up-to-date, ready reference data with units on position description, employment trends, advancement, prospects, salary ranges, necessary education and experience, best geographical location, and tips for entry. Useful appendixes include extensive listings of culinary academies, vocational trade-tech schools, and community colleges and universities offering culinary programs; workshops, seminars, and symposia; professional and trade associations and culinary organizations; and food publications. A welcome addition to career collections.-Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
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Catalogs employment trends, advancement prospects, salary ranges, necessary experience and education, and relevant unions and associations for about 80 positions in the food and beverage industry. Includes information on jobs such as winemaker, pastry chef, kitchen designer, and recipe developer. Appendices lists schools and training programs, professional associations, and food publications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816044948
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: SECOND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 223
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Industry Outlook xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Catering, Fast Food, Delis, and Take-Out
Caterer 2
Catering Cook 5
Corporate Caterer 8
Catering Operations Manager 10
Deli/Fast-Food Store Cook and Manager 13
Deli Prep and Clean-up Person 15
Party Planner 17
Restaurants
Restaurant Chef 20
Restaurant Pastry Chef 22
Restaurant Sous-Chef 24
Restaurant Kitchen Steward 26
Server 28
Wine Steward 31
Dining Room Manager 34
Bakeries
Bakery Manager 38
Bakery Sales Manager 41
Bread Baker 44
Pastry and Cakes Baker 46
Institutional (Large-Scale) Food--From Resorts and Country Clubs to Hospitals and Prisons
Hotel Catering Manager 50
Hotel Executive Chef 52
Hotel Food and Beverage Manager 54
Institutional Chef 56
Institutional Head Cook 58
Community and Social Service
Executive Director, Community Food Bank 62
Prepared Meals Program Manager 64
Restaurant Food Runners Dispatcher 66
Farm Tour Manager 68
Specialty Food Products
Cheese Maker 72
Sausage and Ham Producer 74
Savory and Sweet Condiments Maker 76
Plant Operations Manager 78
Consumer Services Director 80
State Agriculture Marketing Adviser 82
Wineries
Winemaker 86
Winery Cellar Master 88
Winery Chemist 90
Winery Publicist 92
Winery Sales Manager 94
Winery Buyers Club Director 96
Winery Tasting Room Manager 98
Gourmet Foods and Groceries
Farmers Market Manager 102
Specialty Food Store Buyer/Manager 104
Supermarket Manager 107
Restaurant Supply Buyer 110
Restaurant Supply Salesperson 112
Cookware and Equipment
Cookware Store Buyer 116
Cookware Store Manager 118
Mail-order Catalog Designer 120
Kitchen Designer 122
Publicity, Public Relations, and Marketing
Hotel or Restaurant Publicist/PR Director 126
Hotel or Resort Sales Manager 128
Destination Management Company Account Manager 130
Cooking Schools, Vocational Training, and Academies
Cooking School Director 134
Cooking Teacher 137
Cooking Teacher's Assistant 140
Traveling Cooking Teacher 142
Food Service Management Teacher 144
Vocational School Director 146
Apprentice Program Chef 148
Culinary Academy Instructor 150
Nutrition and Dietetics
University Nutrition Counselor 154
Retirement Residence Dietitian 157
Food Service Company Dietitian 160
Hospital Clinical Dietitian 163
Sports Nutritionist 165
Culinary Computer
Webmaster, Culinary Business 168
On-line Culinary Catalog Designer 170
Culinary Association Database Manager 172
Writing and Publishing
Cookbook Author 176
Cookbook Editor 178
Food Editor 180
Food Writer 182
Literary Agent 184
Food Historian 186
Food Photographer 188
Food Stylist 190
Recipe Developer 192
Recipe Tester 195
Appendixes
Appendix I. Culinary Schools and Academies 198
Appendix II. Bibliography 208
Appendix III. Magazines and Periodicals 211
Appendix IV. Culinary Organizations, Professional Societies, Trade Associations, and General Membership Groups for Food and Wine Enthusiasts 214
Index 217
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