Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Job Hunt

Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Job Hunt

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by Irena Chalmers
     
 

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Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspirations for Your Job Hunt, ​winner of thethe 2013 Gourmand Special Award of the Jury, is an almanac of eminently useful career guidance mixed with tasty bites of utterly useless gastronomical nonsense, including weird sushi combinations and odd names of bakeries such as “Nice Buns.” A companion to the

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Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspirations for Your Job Hunt, ​winner of thethe 2013 Gourmand Special Award of the Jury, is an almanac of eminently useful career guidance mixed with tasty bites of utterly useless gastronomical nonsense, including weird sushi combinations and odd names of bakeries such as “Nice Buns.” A companion to the award-winningFood Jobs: 150 Great Jobs for Culinary Students, Career Changers and Food Lovers, this second volume describes an abundance of careers in the food industry in and out of the kitchen. In an era of ‘txt msgs,’Chalmers’ Great Food Jobs 2is refreshingly erudite, urbane, wry, witty,and consummately British. This sparkling, extraordinary compendium will astonish and amuse, inform and make you laugh out loud!

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Irena Chalmers knows more about the subject of working in the food world than any of the dozens of other experts we know. And what's amazing is that she has charmed and entranced so many of those dozens into helping her fill in all the remaining spaces, telling us about the things they know firsthand. Her book is a gentle guide to a hard-edged subject—warm and witty, stringing together ideas and advice like hundreds of sparkling beads on a string. Reference books are not really meant to be read from cover to cover, but this one casts an unexpected spell, and you'll find yourself staying up late—as did I—turning pages, immersed in Chalmers' graceful humor and good, practical sense. It almost made me wish I were back job-hunting again. — Nach Waxman, owner/founder of Kitchen Arts & Letters

Irena Chalmers is a culinary individualist and food publishing leader who continuously thinks outside the box. Inventing, owning, and running businesses, she questions standards, digs for facts and figures, explores new territory. Which is why this second volume of Food Jobs is chockablock with ever more inventive ideas for navigating a career in the food field—and she probably has volume three up her sleeve! — Pamela Mitchell, food entrepreneur and former editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray, Saveur, Everyday Food, and Food & Wine magazines

Great Food Jobs 2 is like having a food-career counselor in the palm of your hands. No one knows more than Irena Chalmers about the working world of food, and she spotlights both traditional and new opportunities for raising food passion to a professional level. Brava! — Kate Heyhoe, Executive Editor, Global Gourmet

If food is your passion but you want to make it your profession, this is the book you've been looking for. An extraordinary resource jam-packed with creative options and honest advice. — Kathleen Flinn, author of The New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

This book is a revelation! Irena opens the larder door to an encyclopedia of specialized food occupations with solid research, wit and humor. Essential reading for all who share a passion for food. — Susan Sykes Hendee PhD HAAC CCE CHE

Witty, inspiring and full of new ideas, this companion book to Food Jobs will give you exciting ways to think about jobs. Chalmers gives new meaning to thinking out of the box, and fills the book with clever stories and lessons. Buy it if you already own the previous Food Jobs , as there's all new information here — Dianne Jacob, author, Will Write for Food

How does one learn about the myriad of career possibilities within the world of food? Meet Irena Chalmers. Ms. Chalmers (who really should consider changing her name to Charming) offers an enjoyable yet highly informative read in her latest creation. We are certainly all familiar with food, but are not equally familiar with where it all comes from, how it gets to us, how we are persuaded to choose one item over the other, why one is healthier than another, and how vast the foodservice industry. Great Food Jobs 2 is a career guide overflowing with factual information and personal reflections that will inspire and educate each and every reader. — Chet Koulik, Registrar and former Director of Career Services, The Culinary Institute of America

Irena Chalmers's informative book is a masterful drawing of the curtain to reveal more food-related jobs than you ever imagined possible. Her joy in matchmaking people's interest in food with their other passions is genuine, and her light and engaging style makes for a fascinating and enjoyable read. A must-have for anyone contemplating a career in the food world. — Richard Grausman, Founder & President, The Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)

Irena Chalmer is the ultimate food jobs matchmaker. Chalmer's marvelous book is a must-have for anyone thinking about a job in the culinary field as it is an excellent resource, brimming with wisdom and information. The reader is encouraged to follow their passion while using creativity and thought to land a dream job. With Chalmers' wit and humor the book makes for incredible reading as she delves into traditional food jobs as well as more rare occupations. Great Food Jobs 2 will inspire anyone to find the perfect culinary niche. — Stella Fong, Wine and Food Educator, Writer, Former Chairperson of IACP Cookbook Awards

This is a book that allows you to dream and makes the brilliant Irena Chalmers your fairy godmother. As executive director of Culinary Command, a program for retraining veterans for careers in food and hospitality, we have added Great Food Jobs 2 to our curriculum. It brings hope, wonder and just plain fun to answering the question, — Chef David James Robinson, Founder/Executive Director, Culinary Command

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825306921
Publisher:
Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,174,157
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Irena Chalmers is the author of more than forty books and has regularly contributed to such publications as The New York Times, Food & Wine, Gastronomica, Food Arts, and Nation's Restaurant News. She is a founding member and past president of both the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d'Escoffier International, as well as a James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food And Beverage in America. Chalmers currently divides her time as a faculty member at The Culinary Institute of America, The Last Word columnist for Chef magazine and counselor to many about to embark on their own culinary adventure.

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Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Job Hunt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Si Ning Yeoh for Readers' Favorite If you have a passion for culinary undertakings, a desire for an interesting career, or a simple curiosity to see what following your dreams could bring you, Irena Chalmers’ Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspirations for Your Job Hunt is the perfect book for you. Great Food Jobs 2 is a comprehensive guide to the many and varied types of occupations which can be linked to food, ranging from the common ones like chefs and dishwashers to the atypical ones such as food anthropologists and recipe tasters. Indeed, even the common jobs are made interesting through Chalmers’ descriptions; one compares, for example, the challenges of being a military cook to the glamour of succeeding as a celebrity chef. Chalmers is persuasive in her conviction that there is a good side to every job; even the work of a waiter, which is widely (and often justifiably) held to be a tough and thankless job for many people, is showcased as a job rife with possibilities.  No stone is left unturned in her quest to reveal the startlingly rich world of food jobs and the wonderful array of opportunities available to anybody who just makes a little effort to be versatile and to think outside the box. You’ll come away from reading Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspirations for Your Job Hunt feeling like literally any line of work can be successfully modified to include dealing with food. As a bonus, interspersed between the descriptions of food jobs are mouthwatering accounts of gastronomic delights, humorous culinary anecdotes, little-known food facts, etc. Chalmers clearly knows her field very, very well. The result, thus, is a wholly informative, interesting, and inspiring read.