Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

by Kathleen Thompson Hill
     
 

Whether you're a student or a professional ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or change the direction of your current career in the food and beverage industry.

The food and beverage industry offers rewarding careers for those interested in cooking and eating, farming, management,

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Whether you're a student or a professional ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or change the direction of your current career in the food and beverage industry.

The food and beverage industry offers rewarding careers for those interested in cooking and eating, farming, management, nutrition, sales, and writing. Whether you want to manage a vineyard, educate future chefs, or work in the dining room of a four-star restaurant, the industry has a wealth of unique opportunities. Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry profiles more than 80 jobs in the field, including

Caterer

Restaurant Chef

Bakery Manager

Food Photographer

Farmer

Cheese Maker

Beer Brewer

Restaurant Supply Buyer

Sports Nutritionist

Food Historian

Cooking Teacher

Recipe Tester

Throughout this helpful career guide, the reader will find a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes include educational programs, professional associations, and relevant industry magazines and periodicals

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
With more than 80 profiles of jobs in the field, this latest entry in the "Career Opportunities" series shares everything needed to start or change a career in the food and beverage industry. There are profiles of jobs ranging from bakery manager, caterer, cooking teacher, and farmer to recipe tester, restaurant supply buyer, sports nutritionist, and writer. Each profile is approximately two pages long and is nicely organized with information on the position description; salaries; employment prospects; advancement prospects; education and training; experience, skills, and personality traits; unions and associations; and tips for entry. Also featured is a "career ladder" that shows a typical career path with three growth opportunities. Each entry begins with a summary career profile that includes a description of duties for the job and quickly indicates if the career or position is a good match for the job seeker. Employment prospects are clearly indicated along with trends and opportunities such as ethnic restaurants, food carts, and eating food grown or produced close to home. Hill is a food and wine editor as well as the coauthor of a series of guidebooks on the wine regions of the West Coast. Her excitement about the industry sparkles on every page. In addition to the wealth of information that the author provides, the book also includes extensive appendixes of culinary schools and academies organized by state, wine and beer classes and schools, magazines and periodicals, books and articles, and websites. BOTTOM LINE Authoritative, well-organized, and accessible to a wide variety of readers including students and professionals, this is highly recommended.—Kathleen A. Welton, Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816076130
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
Career Opportunities Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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