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Welcome to Culinary School: A Culinary Student Survival Guide / Edition 2

Welcome to Culinary School: A Culinary Student Survival Guide / Edition 2

by Daniel Traster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134185651
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/21/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 570,592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Daniel Traster, CCC, CCE, CCP, worked as the Dean of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Stratford University and as the Academic Director of Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Washington. Prior to his 8 years in culinary education, Traster worked for over a decade in various culinary operations, including the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, and Occasions Caterers, Provence Restaurant, and as a personal chef - all in Washington, DC. Daniel Traster has earned a B.A in English and Theater from Yale University, an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, and a M.S. in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development from Virginia Tech. He continues to consult while working as the culinary director for the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show. In addition to Welcome to Culinary School: A Culinary Student Survival Guide, Daniel Traster has authored Foundations of Cost Control and Foundations of Menu Planning.

Table of Contents

Part I: Learning to Succeed in College

1. Becoming a Chef versus Learning to Cook

2. The Degree versus the Learning

3. Getting Straight A’s: The Skills and Qualities You’ll Need to Thrive in School

4. Studying Techniques

5. Making Use of Faculty and Asking Questions

6. Books, Videos, the Library, and the Internet

7. Ethics and Cheating

8. Professionalism and Image Making

9. A Note on Work-Life Balance and Wasted Time

Part II: Maximizing Your Marketability

10. The Risks and Benefits of Moving Beyond the School Walls Before Graduation

11. What the Industry Expects You to Know and to Do

12. Volunteering at School and in the Community

13. On-the-Job Experience: Working While in School and Choosing the Right Job

14. Behaviors That Promote Health and Education

15. No One Succeeds Alone: Networking and Professional Associations

Part III: You’re Graduating: Now What?

16. Choosing the Right Career Track: Experience versus Money

17. Making Use of the Support Staff at the School

18. Résumé Writing

19. Interviewing Skills

20. The Basic Steps to Getting Promoted

21. Getting Certified

22. Lifelong Learning: Research, Travel, Stages, and Higher Degrees

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