Table of Contents

Here’s a little taste of what’s inside:

 List of 150 Food Jobs

 Table of Contents

 Excerpt of the book


FOOD JOBS: 150 Great JOBS for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Loversguides you to joyfully finding the dream job you’re searching for. Inside its covers, the food world unfolds before your eyes in the following way.

Chapter One – Restaurants and Food Service:

Surveys the roles of the brigade working in the kitchen and dining room, by including:

  • Profiles and quotes from more than 30 famous restaurateurs and chefs including Danny Meyer, Thomas Keller and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
  • Descriptions of career opportunities in catering, country clubs, luxury yachts, corporate dining rooms, retirement homes, health spas, schools and universities, hospitals, company cafeterias, sports stadiums, the military and dozens of other venues in the hospitality field
  • Many helpful web sites and recommended books

Chapter Two – Retail Jobs:

Includes words of advice about starting a small business and owning a specialty food store as well as:

  • Profiles of Stonewall Kitchen and a small bakery
  • A surprising number of opportunities for chefs and food professionals in large supermarkets such as Wegmans and Whole Foods Market
  • Advice for operating food by mail businesses and
  • Profiles of D’Artganan and Aidell’s sausage company

Chapter Three – Art and Design:

Describes career opportunities and advice to those getting started as:

  • A food photographer, food stylist and prop stylist, tabletop buyer, menu designer, restaurant and kitchen designer
  • Profile of Milton Glaser (I ? New York) graphic designer who also created the prototype design for the modern supermarket
  • Profile of Darra Goldstein, author, scholar, food exhibit curator and founding editor ofGastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture

Chapter Four – Publishing, Television, the Internet, Radio and All Things Media:

Covers information about embarking on a career as:

  • A food writer, literary agent, editor, cookbook author, newspaper journalist, restaurant critic, recipe tester, travel writer and reporter for trade and consumer magazines
  • Profile of Nach Waxman, owner of Kitchen Arts & Letters
  • Essay by Chris Kimball, founder of Cook’s Illustrated and TV and radio food commentator
  • Essay by Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn and Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef and memoirist, My Kitchen Wars
  • Essay by Barbara Haber, author and former curator of books, Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library at Harvard University

Chapter Five – Promotion and Publicity:

Describes careers in:

  • Food advertising, food public relations, restaurant marketing
  • Becoming a product spokesperson (think of George Foreman: 250 million grills sold)
  • Many interesting opportunities for employment

Chapter Six – History and Culture:

Explores careers as:

  • A food historian and a folklorist
  • An anthropologist or an ethicist
  • A trend tracker or futurist
  • A culinary tour guide in interesting locations

Chapter Seven – Science and Technology:

Encompasses the fast growing arena of food research at every level from:

  • Issues related to food safety to new product development
  • Descriptions of the work of dieticians and nutritionists
  • Information about new technologies in food processing

Chapter Eight – Farming:

Scratches the surface by covering:

  • How to get started as an organic farmer
  • How to obtain a license to sell produce at a farmer’s market
  • How to become a bee keeper, fish farmer, mushroom and other specialty crop grower
  • How to become a wild game rancher and job prospects for a cowboy
  • How to farm hydroponically
  • How to establish an edible school yard in the community

Chapter Nine – Cooking Schools and Culinary Education:


  • Is it necessary to attend a professional cooking school? (The maddening answer is bothYes and No!)
  • How to find the right cooking school and guidance about evaluating the curriculum
  • Tuition fees, student loans and applying for a scholarship
  • Details about many of the nation’s leading schools

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