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So You Are a Chef: Managing Your Culinary Career, with CD-ROM is the ultimate career guide for student and professional chefs. Whether you're seeking a job fresh from culinary school or completely changing your career path, this book will make it easy for you to brave today's intimidating culinary job market. Find expert advice on the culinary job search from beginning to end. Written in a clear, accessible style, this guide illuminates important ideas with numerous examples, documents, forms, and other helpful features drawn directly from today's culinary industry.
How to Use So You Are a Chef.
Resources for Instructors.
CHAPTER 1 Write Your Resume.
Types of Resumes.
The Ingredients of a Great Resume.
How to Write Your Resume.
Edit and Proofread.
Everything You Need to Know about References.
Profile: LEE COCKERELL, Executive Vice President of Operations, Walt Disney World® Resort (recently retired).
CHAPTER 2 Put Together a Job Search Portfolio.
Do I Really Need a Portfolio?
Choose How to Organize.
Collect the Contents.
Put the Portfolio Together.
Evaluate Your Portfolio.
Use a Portfolio in an Interview.
Keep Your Portfolio Up to Date.
CHAPTER 3 Beyond the Want Ads: How to Locate and Contact Prospective Employers.
Search the Hidden Job Market.
Search the Public Market.
Following Up on Contacts.
Filling Out Applications.
Writing Cover Letters.
CHAPTER 4 Three-Step Interviewing.
Before the Interview.
During the Interview.
After the Interview.
Tips for Special Situations.
If You Get a Job Offer.
Profile: L. TIMOTHY RYAN, EdD, CMC, President, The Culinary Institute of America.
CHAPTER 5 Advancing Your Career.
Succeeding in a Professional Kitchen.
Setting Career Goals.
When You Leave a Job.
American Academy of Chefs.
APPENDIX A Culinary Professional Organizations.