Saturday, January 8, 2011

Smilow, Rick. Culinary Careers

Smilow, Rick Culinary Careers
Potter Craft see Random 2010 360p 16.99
978-0-307-45320-4 ms/hs E-BN
A wealth of career information related to careers in the culinary arts. Find the skills and traits needed, the schooling required, the opportunities available in this expanding career field that needs writers, photographers, chefs, business managers. Grades 7+.
Smilow’s credentials as President and CEO of the Culinary Institute of America, one of the premier schools in the field of culinary education, give weight to the vast amount of information found inside this book. Interviews with people working in the diverse careers related to food as well as summaries of the top culinary schools make this resource a first choice for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the food industry or a person who is seeking a career change. The book stresses the need to have a passion for food as well as a strong desire for continued education whether of an academic nature or just experimentation with new ideas and recipes. Students are exposed to the traditional careers of cooks and chefs as well as the related careers of restaurant management, nutritionist, developer of a unique line of food products, food photography, catering, editing a food magazine, or owning a winery. Charts throughout the book pull together information presented in text form. An index provides easy access to various career choices. Questions in interviews reveal the insights into the business of providing customers with an outstanding experience as well as the personality traits needed to become successful. This book is a must have for career collections in all types of libraries. Strongly recommended for the career collections of any type of library. The interviews offer first hand information on the personality traits needed to be successful, the salary, and typical day in the life of many different jobs in the food industry. Grades 7+. McNicol,Lois
Careers in Culinary Arts

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