So You Want to Be a Chef?: Your Guide to Culinary Careers / Edition 1

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So You Want to Be a Chef? introduces readers to the vast number of jobs in foodservice and cooking. The book offers a realistic approach to career tracks, job duties, hours and working conditions, qualifications, and employment and promotion opportunities.

• Realistic and Practical approach to career tracks, job duties, hours and working conditions, qualifications, employment/promotion opportunities

• Features include Industry Interviews, On the Job with Culinary and Foodservice Professionals, and Job Descriptions included

• Includes CD-ROM containing Job and Career Inventory Worksheet, CV Worksheets, Portfolio Templates, Interview Worksheets and more

• Supplementary instructor materials include Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471646914
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/5/2005
  • Edition description: Includes CD-Rom
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa M. Brefere, CEC, AAC, is a Certified Executive Chef with more than twenty-eight years of experience. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she is a member of the American Culinary Federation and the American Academy of Chefs. She is also the coauthor of Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals (Wiley).

Karen Eich Drummond, EdD, FMP, RD, is author and coauthor of numerous books, including Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, and The Restaurant Training Program, all published by Wiley.

Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC, is one of fifty-nine Certified Master Chefs in the United States, with twenty-nine years of experience. As a member of the American Culinary Federation, he chairs their national certification program and is coauthor of American Culinary Federation's Guide to Culinary Certification, published by Wiley.
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Table of Contents

The culinary professional
Culinary training programs
Ch. 1 Culinary careers in restaurants 13
Ch. 2 Culinary careers in hotels 38
Ch. 3 Culinary careers in cruise lines 55
Ch. 4 Culinary careers in clubs 71
Ch. 5 Culinary careers in catering 87
Ch. 6 Culinary careers in supermarkets 107
Ch. 7 Culinary careers business and industry 129
Ch. 8 Culinary careers in universities and schools 144
Ch. 9 Culinary careers in healthcare 157
Ch. 10 Culinary careers in the armed forces 175
Ch. 11 Culinary careers in education 189
Ch. 12 Additional culinary careers 205
Ch. 13 A word from industry leaders 225
Ch. 14 Write your resume 257
Ch. 15 Put together a job search portfolio 290
Ch. 16 Beyond the want ads : how to locate and contact prospective employers 301
Ch. 17 Three-step interviewing 319
Ch. 18 Advancing your career 349
App Culinary professional organizations 359
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