So You Are a Chef: Managing Your Culinary Career
June 2008, ©2009
Each copy of the book includes a CD-ROM filled with helpful electronic tools, including
- Resume worksheet and checklist
- Resume templates
- Portfolio worksheet and checklist
- Job log
- Cover letter templates
- Thank you letter templates
- and goal-setting chart
How to Use So You Are a Chef.
Resources for Instructors.
CHAPTER 1 Write Your Resume.
Types of Resumes.
The Ingredients of a Great Resume.
How to Write Your Resume.
Edit and Proofread.
Everything You Need to Know about References.
Profile: LEE COCKERELL, Executive Vice President of Operations, Walt Disney World® Resort (recently retired).
CHAPTER 2 Put Together a Job Search Portfolio.
Do I Really Need a Portfolio?
Choose How to Organize.
Collect the Contents.
Put the Portfolio Together.
Evaluate Your Portfolio.
Use a Portfolio in an Interview.
Keep Your Portfolio Up to Date.
CHAPTER 3 Beyond the Want Ads: How to Locate and Contact Prospective Employers.
Search the Hidden Job Market.
Search the Public Market.
Following Up on Contacts.
Filling Out Applications.
Writing Cover Letters.
CHAPTER 4 Three-Step Interviewing.
Before the Interview.
During the Interview.
After the Interview.
Tips for Special Situations.
If You Get a Job Offer.
Profile: L. TIMOTHY RYAN, EdD, CMC, President, The Culinary Institute of America.
CHAPTER 5 Advancing Your Career.
Succeeding in a Professional Kitchen.
Setting Career Goals.
When You Leave a Job.
American Academy of Chefs.
APPENDIX A Culinary Professional Organizations.
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.
Only book solely dedicated to the culinary professional’s job search
Organized into five extensive chapters, each tackling a vital step in finding the best possible culinary job
"On the Job with Culinary and Foodservice Professionals” features and full job descriptions included
Includes CD-ROM containing Job and Career Inventory Checklists, Résumé Worksheets, Portfolio Templates, Interview Worksheets, and more
Supplementary materials include an online Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides
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