Culinary Careers

Hospitality Careers for Older Workers

January 31, 2013
Hospitality Careers for Older Workers

Are There Hospitality Management Jobs Available for Older Workers? If you look at the demographics of culinary students and working cooks/chefs, you’ll most likely see that the field is populated primarily by young professionals in their twenties and thirties. The reasons for this are varied, but are due in large part to the demanding nature […]

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Who’s Who In A Professional Kitchen ?

January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s Who In A Professional Kitchen ?

Escoffier’s Kitchen Brigade System Have you ever ordered dinner in a really nice restaurant, and when it comes you wonder how in the world they got it all to your table, hot and looking perfect, at the same time? And, if you had several courses, how everything was timed perfectly? Better yet, have ever tried […]

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Career Choices With a Culinary Arts Degree

January 24, 2013 3 Comments
Career Choices With a Culinary Arts Degree

What Can You do with a Culinary Arts Degree? These days, a culinary degree is more than just a ticket to a job working as a line cook in a restaurant. Although this is certainly a possibility if that is where your interests lie, a culinary degree from a reputable culinary arts school actually offers […]

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Benefits of a Fresh Start in the Culinary Industry

January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Benefits of a Fresh Start in the Culinary Industry

Have you always felt passionate about food? Do you love to create and to share yourself through your cooking? With so much upheaval happening in the job market these days, many people are taking a second look at their lives and deciding what is truly important to them. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been […]

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So You Want To Be A Chef

October 4, 2012 86 Comments
So You Want To Be A Chef

So you Think You Want To Go To Culinary School To Become A Chef By Mark R. Vogel, Food Writer, Chef, PHD Chefs often question, warn, or even outright discourage individuals from seeking to join their ranks. I believe this emanates from the people frustrated with their dead-end, cubicle-trapped jobs, plopped on their Sunday couches […]

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Sous Chef Career

September 28, 2012 21 Comments
Sous Chef Career

What Is A Sous Chef & What Are They Responsible For? A Sous Chef is second in command after the Executive Chef in a professional kitchen. This means he or she answers to the chef, but also has some authority over the other kitchen staff. Many of the terms that relate to cooking and cuisine […]

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Becoming a Pastry Chef

September 22, 2012 43 Comments
Becoming a Pastry Chef

How to Become a Great Pastry Chef (Even If You Can’t Bake) If you are thinking of entering the food service industry as a baker or pastry chef, this is a good article for you to read and learn from. In addition, be sure to read Master Baker Leslie Bilderbacks interview and some of her […]

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Back to School – Culinary School That Is

September 20, 2012 0 Comments
Back to School – Culinary School That Is

Going Back To Culinary School Each week I get email from visitors interested in going to culinary school and asking how they should choose a good one so I wrote this article and wanted to share it with you. Also, I have posted a good article from Chef Mark Vogel called, So You Want to […]

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The Rest of the Kitchen

September 18, 2012 1 Comment
The Rest of the Kitchen

A Must Read If You are Thinking of Going To Culinary School By: Chef Alan Bickel When you think of the last time you dined out at a restaurant, what are the things that stick out most in your mind? Is it the food, either good or bad, that leaves a lasting impression, determining whether […]

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Protecting Your Culinary Arts Education Investment

September 14, 2012 3 Comments
Protecting Your Culinary Arts Education Investment

How To Protect Your Culinary School Education Culinary school is notoriously expensive. Whether you are considering a degree program with an internationally recognized culinary training institution or a diploma program with a local trade school, the cost can reach as high as $30,000 per year – and that’s just for tuition! When you add on […]

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