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What It Takes To Become An Executive Chef

February 17, 2016 0 Comments
What It Takes To Become An Executive Chef

Is There A Difference Between a Head Chef and Executive Chef? Well, it’s going to take a ton of work to get there, but the Executive Chef enjoys a comfortable salary and position of power that garners the respect and attention from not only the line cooks, but also every person in the restaurant. If […]

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Interview Questions for Executive Chef Position

January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Interview Questions for Executive Chef Position

What Questions Can You Expect When Interviewing For An Executive Chef Job? For those of you whose goal it is to become an Executive Chef, we thought it would be interesting to post some interview questions you might be asked when interviewing for the job. Being prepared for any question a restaurant owner or club […]

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How to Find a Restaurant Apprenticeship

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
How to Find a Restaurant Apprenticeship

Where Can I Find A Restaurant Apprenticeship? While culinary school is a great step toward the cooking job of your dreams, it isn’t the only way to get there—and it often isn’t enough on its own. Culinary schools tend to teach more on the theoretical side of cooking, delving into the whys of cooking chemistry […]

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Plating, Presentation, and Food Carving

September 3, 2014 0 Comments
Plating, Presentation, and Food Carving

Why Food Presentation Is So Important One of the most fun things you’ll learn in culinary school is plating and presentation. Your food’s appearance is as much a part of the culinary experience as taste. Being able to make appealing, colorful dishes that entices the eyes as well as the palate is a hallmark of […]

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Chefs, Restaurants, and Food Waste

June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Chefs, Restaurants, and Food Waste

How Professional Chefs Can Reduce Food Wastes It’s no secret that perfection in the kitchen takes time, skill, dedication…and a whole lot of food to work with. One of the many things taught in culinary school is that the best way to make delicious dishes is to use the best ingredients. This means taking the […]

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So You Want to Be a Chef

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
So You Want to Be a Chef

The Infographic For Anyone Thinking of Becoming a Chef There are lots of reasons to become a professional cook with the intention of becoming a professional chef. This infographic looks at some of these reasons plus salaries, costs, responsibilities and career responsibilities. We invite you to share this infographic on your website, blog or social […]

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Child to Chef – A Gourmand In Training

January 28, 2014 2 Comments
Child to Chef – A Gourmand In Training

An Interview with Chef Eric Arrouze Chef Eric Arrouze has over 30 years of experience in the kitchen working at world class restaurants in both France and Canada and he is now teaching cooking classes to future chefs as well as home cooking enthusiasts. One of his latest culinary adventures is offering tours “from market […]

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Temporary Jobs for Cooks and Chefs

November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Temporary Jobs for Cooks and Chefs

What Are the Pros and Cons of Working As a Temporary Chef? The best chef jobs are hard to come by, and it can take years of putting in hard work before you’re even ready to apply. In the meantime, it’s important that you build your resume and skills in a way that reflects well […]

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Why are Chef Hours So Long

October 9, 2013 6 Comments
Why are Chef Hours So Long

Why do Chefs Have to Work Such Long Hours? One of the first things every new or aspiring chef hears is how long the work days are. Chefs and cooks are notorious for working between 50 and 70 hours per week, oftentimes on weekends, evenings, and for up to 12 hours per day. The rate […]

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Becoming a Chef When You Have Food Allergies

January 28, 2013 2 Comments
Becoming a Chef When You Have Food Allergies

Can You Become a Chef with Food Allergies? One of the things people rarely discuss when talking about going to culinary school or becoming a chef is what happens when you are physically unable to work with certain ingredients. Food allergies – especially those that relate to seafood, nuts, and seeds—can be particularly debilitating, since […]

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