Cooking On The Line...from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook

Cooking On The Line...from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook

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by Wayne Cohen
     
 

Cooking On the Line...from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook, is a unique behind the scenes, ground level, cook's-eye-view of the professional restaurant kitchen. You will feel the heat, the pressure, and the intensity of cooking at the highest level. With no formal training, Wayne Cohen pursues his passion for food, changes careers in mid life, and becomes part of…  See more details below

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Cooking On the Line...from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook, is a unique behind the scenes, ground level, cook's-eye-view of the professional restaurant kitchen. You will feel the heat, the pressure, and the intensity of cooking at the highest level. With no formal training, Wayne Cohen pursues his passion for food, changes careers in mid life, and becomes part of the legendary, hyper-competitive restaurant industry.

Armed only with a love for food and a decent chef's knife, Wayne manages to talk his way into a restaurant kitchen, eventually becoming a line cook at award winning, multi-starred restaurants including; Michael Jordan's one sixtyblue, Chef Tony Priolo's Piccolo Sogno, and TV MasterChrfs' Graham Elliot Bowles' restaurant Graham Elliot.

Cooking On the Line is told from the unique viewpoint of a line cook, the guy who is really cooking your food. It reveals the experience of what it feels like to be immersed in all things food and the techniques of restaurant cooking, while dealing with the intense pressure of the moment, and personal relationships that come with the job.

Cohen's detailed narrative about his experience as a line cook and his reflections of the restaurant industry offer a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective. Filled with delicious recipes throughout the book and a notable chapter detailing how to become a professional cook, COOKING ON THE LINE... from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook,is a must-read for all lovers of food.

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"In this absorbing memoir, Cohen--a college football player and business owner who always loved to cook--answers an online advertisement for a line cook and brings significant life skills but scant culinary experience to the kitchen. Working with a young chef and an ambitious menu, Cohen forges through mundane tasks and back pain and finds his personal and professional comfort zone despite hostile personalities and questionable restaurant operations. Eventually,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012881335
Publisher:
Larousse Churchill Publishing Corp.
Publication date:
06/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
653,043
File size:
295 KB

Meet the Author

Wayne Cohen was born in Chicago, and has been a lover of food most of his life. He started cooking at thirteen.

His passion for cooking continued to grow; fueled by his obsession for great food, from Hong Kong street vendors, to a truffle menu in the south of France. From great restaurants to burger shacks, with a pile of cookbooks, food magazines, and newspaper recipes, he pursues the best food.

Over a span of time, University degree and a career in business, Wayne's passion for food leads him to change careers, to become both a professional cook and one time chef.

Wayne still lives in Chicago.

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