From the Back Cover
Whether you're starting fresh from school or changing jobs in mid-career, braving today's culinary job market can be bewildering. Where do you look? How do you target your search? How do you best present your education and experience? Where exactly do you even begin?
Luckily, now there's a guide that addresses these questions and many more. So You Are a Chef: Managing Your Culinary Career offers expert advice that covers the culinary job search from beginning to end. In a clear, accessible style, it illuminates important ideas with numerous examples, documents, forms, and other helpful features drawn directly from today's culinary industry. The only book of its kind, So You Are a Chef will enable you to:
Choose the right career path for your needs
Create a clear, well-organized resume
Prepare a portfolio that shows off your experience
Find and contact potential employers
Give a standout interview
So You Are a Chef also includes a free CD-ROM containing documents and worksheets to assist you in brainstorming and organizing your job-search approach.
Regardless of whether you just graduated or have been in the business for years, So You Are a Chef is your essential guide to finding, pursuing, and landing the culinary job of your dreams.
About the Author
Karen Eich Drummond, EdD, RD, FADA, LDN, FMP, is author and coauthor of numerous books, including Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals and The Restaurant Training Program, both published by Wiley.
Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC, is one of fifty-nine Certified Master Chefs in the United States. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he is a member of the National Certification Commission for the American Culinary Federation and plays a pivotal role in revising culinary certification standards. A cofounder of GigaChef.com with Lisa M. Brefere, he has also coauthored the American Culinary Federation's Guide to Culinary Certification, published by Wiley.