A job would be nice.
A food job would be even nicer.
Many men and women who have served in the military have already worked in restaurants and have determined that an in-depth education from a cooking school will advance their careers.
What all aspiring food enthusiasts share is a passion for food, (though not necessarily for cooking).
Veterans may have valuable work experience already. But to succeed in today’s rapidly changing foodservice industry, they need the “complete package”—proven knowledge, skills, experience, and the all-important degree credential.
Renny Reynolds, author of The Art of the Party, wrote, “Color can emphasize the theme of a party and help create the mood. What would a Mexican party be without bright colors like hot pink, turquoise, orange, and purple? The same colors would be totally inappropriate for most weddings. We think of weddings as white or pale, pastel-colored events—soft and romantic.”
On a somber note, I’ve noticed that a bunch of people have been dying lately. This presents a great opportunity for caterers.
We should remember that funerals are for the living.
The most honored survivors walk slowly, with bowed heads, and mourn from a lectern. Grieving friends who are held in high esteem are invited to shoulder the casket, from out of doors to the indoors and then back out again.
Others simply sob.
All this heavy-duty emotion is sure to build a hearty appetite. Brunch for the bereaved is a niche market that is assured of growth as the population ages and as the inevitable becomes, well, unavoidable.
Composing a brunch for the bereaved menu must be appropriate to the occasion. Black is the best color to choose. Continue reading
Great Food Jobs 2 will be my last book. It is, perhaps, the happiest one too.
This may seem an odd thing to say because I compiled it while undergoing several surgical procedures, intensive chemotherapy and radiation for “intensive, invasive” metastatic breast cancer.
Like so many others who experience these “Treat Ments,” there were days when I could barely stand for more than a few minutes at a time.
That was the not so good part. The much better part was the delight–and luxury of time–I had in remembering this or that thing that happened, and the pleasure in telling tales about my experiences in our lovely food world.
My objective was to offer ideas for a career involving food that previously had not been glimpsed. Continue reading
Now Congress has reopened the government, this means we’ll be seeing Charlie Brandts, the first Official but semi-retired White House Beekeeper. He is buzzing back to the White House Garden to make sure all is still well in the hive.
He is a sweet guy.
Here’s some FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
The average worker bee flies 15 miles an hour and produces one-twelfth of a teaspoon of during its entire lifetime.
To produce a pound of honey , a bee colony will visit 2 million flowers and fly 55,000 miles. (That is more than eight times the distance from New York City to Toyko, Japan.) Continue reading
One myth after another is exploded.
Now we’re told there is no basis whatever for supposing that the fruit Eve offered to Adam in that faraway garden was an apple.
The Biblical account describes the tree simply as “good for food and pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise.”
Archeological evidence persuades us that the apple was quite unknown in the Middle East at the time we believe Genesis to have been written.
It is suggested that the identification with the apple happened much, much later, when Christian missionaries brought the story of Adam and Eve to Teutonic tribesmen who worshiped an earth mother goddess. They instantly assumed that the tree of knowledge bore apples because the goddess’s symbol was an apple, signifying love, knowledge, and immortality–and perhaps giving rise to thinking ‘an apple a day really will keep the doctor away‘? Continue reading
The apple harvest is here again and naturally, I’ve been thinking about all the opportunities for food jobs they present.
Here are a few:
Adam’s apple surgeon
Candy apple maker Continue reading