Leadership Lessons from a Chef: Finding Time to Be Great / Edition 1

Leadership Lessons from a Chef: Finding Time to Be Great / Edition 1

by Charles Carroll
ISBN-10:
0470125306
ISBN-13:
9780470125304
Pub. Date:
07/27/2007
Publisher:
Wiley
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Leadership Lessons from a Chef: Finding Time to Be Great / Edition 1

"Chef Charles Carroll has answered our prayers and delivered a book, a bible, a life's journal shared by a real chef in today's modern kitchen."
— Chef John Folse, CEC, AAC

"From time to time, I buy motivational books for my managing partners and chefs, and this book is my all-time favorite gift. What Chef Carroll has to say is the real thing."
— Johnny Carrabba, founder, Carrabba's Restaurant

A unique guide to leadership in the culinary arena, by a chef for chefs

Leadership Lessons from a Chef is about creating excellence in the professional kitchen. Here the difference between good and great comes down to the details, and attention to these details comes from the right attitude reaching across all staff. A good culinary manager, according to author and award-winning Certified Executive Chef Charles Carroll, skillfully cultivates this attitude for success, and so leads the way toward kitchen excellence.

Using stories and examples drawn from his many years' experience, Chef Carroll gives you a leader's tour through the working kitchen. Offering proven wisdom in plainspoken terms instead of abstract management theories, the practical tools and ideas found in this groundbreaking book can be used immediately to motivate and develop an effective team environment among kitchen staffs.

Leadership Lessons from a Chef features:

  • Chef Carroll's formula for managing kitchen staffs-SEF: Scheduling, Empowering, and Follow up'and how the formula works in practice
  • Take-away boxes that reinforce key points
  • Chapters that progress logically, helping you evaluate and refine your goals, develop a mission and principles, and implement these in a motivational and positive way
  • Helpful forms for both greater efficiency and esprit de corps
  • Inspiring quotations, as well as life and work tips from Chef Carroll
Whether you're a student just starting your culinary education, or an executive chef seeking to take your operation to a whole new level of excellence, Leadership Lessons from a Chef is an indispensable resource for all stages of your culinary career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470125304
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/27/2007
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 226,635
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Chapter 1: What Makes You Tick?

Chapter 2: Testing the Kitchen Atmosphere.

Chapter 3: How Is Your Attitude?

Chapter 4: Build Your Leadership Team First.

Chapter 5: What Is Your Mission?

Chapter 6: The Principles That Guide Us.

Chapter 7: Program Survival: Living It!

Chapter 8: Educational Environment.

Chapter 9: Fostering Success.

Chapter 10: How to Get People to Want to Work for You.

Chapter 11: Hire Right the First Time.

Chapter 12: Incentive Programs.

Chapter 13: Discipline and Competition.

Chapter 14: Did You Listen Well the First Time?

Chapter 15: Forms to Help You.

Chapter 16: Why Do It?

Appendix A: Certificates and Forms.

Appendix B: Life and Work Tips from Chef Carroll.

Appendix C: A Collection of Quotations.

Glossary.

Index.

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