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ISBN-10: 0470251271
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The ultimate career guide for student and professional chefs

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

Lisa M. Brefere, CEC, AAC, is a Certified Executive Chef with over thirty years of experience. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she is a member of the American Culinary Federation and the American Academy of Chefs and has been awarded the ACF Presidential Medallion for outstanding dedication to the profession. She has coauthored several books including Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals. With her business partner, Brad Barnes, she cofounded GigaChef.com, an online tool for culinary professionals.

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470251271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470251270
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
The second updated edition of SO YOU ARE A CHEF is a winner, covering food-related jobs such as culinary Educator, Food Photographer and Celebrity Chef and highlighting careers across all industries, including those in research and development and education. From handling an interview for being a chef to selecting the appropriate materials for a portfolio and using networking to search the hidden job market, this handbook is for any who have their cooking credentials and are ready to plumb the job market's potentials. Any business or career library or those catering to food professionals needs SO YOU ARE A CHEF.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Huber on December 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
I find this book totally complete and highly informative.
there is almost no question that this book dosen't answer!
anyone who is considering "managing up" or change his/her current
"office" will benefit from this book. guaranteed!
highly-HIGHLY recomended!!!
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Arrived as expected. Actually haven't used yet. Haven't taken this class. Trying to enroll ghis semester
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