Culinary Careers

Culinary School Advice From Professional Chefs

February 23, 2009 4 Comments
Culinary School Advice From Professional Chefs

What Does It Take To Become A Professional Chef I have asked many chefs over the years what it takes to be successful in the food industry and decided to compile a list of their answers for you. At the end of the post, I also compiled some of the traits they find important to […]

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Culinary School – Cooking School or Cooking Classes

October 15, 2008 1 Comment
Culinary School – Cooking School or Cooking Classes

Culinary or Just Some Cooking Classes – Where Should I Go? Cooking as a hobby and as a profession have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity and prestige, thanks in large part to television networks dedicated to the art as well as shows designed to showcase culinary talent. As a result, opportunities to take classes […]

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Finding A Job As Pastry Chef

August 24, 2008 6 Comments
Finding A Job As Pastry Chef

How to Find a Job as a Pastry Chef I receive a lot of emails every day from people young and old interested in going to culinary school. Some want to start their careers in the restaurant industry, some are looking to change careers. Check out the culinary career page for a great culinary arts […]

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A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

April 17, 2008 15 Comments
A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

One Pastry Chef’s Day at Work Once again I’m thrilled to have Chef Jennifer Field, a graduate of Orlando Culinary Academy, write about the life of a baking & pastry chef. I asked Jenni to give my readers a glimpse of what one of her days look like working as the pastry chef at The […]

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Letter to a Future Culinary Student

November 10, 2007 2 Comments
Letter to a Future Culinary Student

Chef David Nelson’s Letter to a 5th Grade Student I received an email from Nichole, a 5th grade teacher from Texas requesting a professional chef write a letter to one of her students whose “only dream is to be a chef.” Teacher Nicole hoped this letter would motivate her student to work a little harder […]

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Advice For Running A Successful Restaurant

October 27, 2007 14 Comments
Advice For Running A Successful Restaurant

Interview with Chef Martin Laprise For those of you who are thinking of opening and running your own restaurant some day, you will enjoy this bit of advice from Chef Martin Laprise, author of My Daughter Wants to Be A Chef. Chef Laprise is one of those chefs who has seen it all. He has […]

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What Would It Be Like to Cook In a Restaurant

November 27, 2006 0 Comments
What Would It Be Like to Cook In a Restaurant

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cook in a professional kitchen? I think Thanksgiving was a great opportunity to get a small but meaningful feel for it.  If you were responsible for preparing the Turkey feast for let’s say ten people, imagine what it would be like to cook for 10 […]

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