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Overview

Culinary success is in your hands!

Whether it's keeping and using ingredient lists, contacts and appointments, employee and team tasks, or just random pearls of culinary wisdom, your handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) is reshaping the culinary profession. Unlocking the potential of this useful device, Handheld Computers for Chefs gives you an edge in handling stresses - especially the logistical ones-and better enables you to deliver great meals to your customers.

Written in collaboration with the author of the highly successful Handheld Computers for Doctors, this pocket-sized resource is the premier guide to PDAs in the foodservice industry. It offers a proven format for teaching both novice technology users and experts, featuring detailed explanations of handhelds, their applications, and more. Real-world case studies highlight uses of PDAs in today's culinary environments, making this resource fun to read and easy to put into practice.

Handheld Computers for Chefs includes coverage of:

  • Choosing the best handheld and software
  • Maintaining food inventory and ordering
  • Entering menu items
  • Managing projects and large teams
  • Utilizing music, ebooks, and games for chefs
  • Using the Web on your handheld
  • Organizing your life with your handheld
  • Taking written and voice notes
Ready for use by professional chefs, purchasing managers, and other foodservice professionals, as well as culinary students, Handheld Computers for Chefs is the key guide for successfully using a PDA in the foodservice industry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471789192
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN SYKES HENDEE is a chef and has served as director of the foods program at New York University's Department of Nutrition, Food and Hotel Management and also as a chef instructor at Johnson & Wales University. In addition to her AOS degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America, she has earned both a bachelor's of science degree in food service education and a master's of science degree in computer education from Johnson & Wales, as well as a master's of arts degree in food service management and a PhD in foods and food management from NYU. She has also played a key role in the field with her research in computerizing the foodservice industry. She is currently Dean of Graduate and Academic Studies at Baltimore International College.

MOHAMMAD AL-UBAYDLI is a doctor and programmer who uses IT to improve healthcare. He is the author of Handheld Computers for Doctors, also published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: WHY STAR TREK IS SCIENCE PAST.

Chapter 1. So, You'd Like a Handheld.

Chapter 2. Choosing Hardware.

Chapter 3. Choosing Software for Yourself.

Chapter 4. Organizing Your Life.

Chapter 5. Taking Notes.

Chapter 6. Taking Your Media with You.

Chapter 7. Food References and Software.

Chapter 8. Reading Electronic Books.

Chapter 9. Games for Chefs.

Chapter 10. Carrying the Web with You.

Chapter 11. Handhelds for Food Lovers.

PART 2: TWO HANDHELDS ARE BETTER THAN ONE.

Chapter 12. Case 1-Menu Entry.

Chapter 13. Case 2-Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

Chapter 14. Case 3-Inventory and Ordering.

PART 3: ON BEING A PROJECT CHAMPION.

Chapter 15. Making Change Happen.

Chapter 16. Talking to the IT Department.

Chapter 17. Choosing Software for the Team.

Chapter 18. Training.

Chapter 19. Electronic Documents.

Chapter 20. Getting the Funding.

Index.

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