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Irena Chalmers is at it again!
Her latest masterpiece:
Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Job Hunt

“Irena Chalmers knows more about the subject of working in the food world than any of the dozens of other experts we know.”
~Nach Waxman,
owner/founder of Kitchen Arts & Letters.

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Gourmand AwardFOOD JOBS Wins 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Shortlisted for 2008 Gourmand Best in the World
January 12, 2009
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards announced that FOOD JOBS by Irena Chalmers had been awarded the 2008 Best Food Book for Professionals in the U.S.  Selected from more than 6,000 titles in 40 languages from 107 countries, FOOD JOBS also has been nominated to represent the U.S. for the 2008 Gourmand Best in the World by the Gourmand World Cookbook award committee. Download full PDF Press Release here


Expands Topic Breadth Beyond 150 Great Jobs
September 2, 2008
Irena Chalmers, author of the recently published FOOD JOBS: 150 Great JOBS for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers today launched the FOOD JOBS Blog ~ I’ve Been Thinking. The blog has been developed to continue the conversation about jobs in the food industry beyond the initial 150 possibilities described in the book. It also enables Chalmers to initiate a lively discussion of topics related to the food industry as well as share her musings, celebrations and dashes of humor on how the world actually revolves around food.

Food Jobs Book is Available!

How many people dream of a job in the food world? FOOD JOBS: 150 Great Jobs for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers by Irena Chalmers (Beaufort Books; September 1, 2008; $19.95/paperback; ISBN: 978-0-8253-0592-4) is the perfect resource. (more)

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STAR CHEFS’ 2008 Recommended Xmas Gifts for Chefs:

A Change of Pace
Even chef’s can be unsure of their career, and if you know someone considering a slightly different path in the food world, the new book Food Jobs ($19.95) by Irena Chalmers will reveal that there’s more to food than just cooking it. From anthropologist, to flavor maker, to tea tasterto product developer, it’s an original job-book that’s loaded with helpful Internet resources, organizations, and interviews from the country’s best chefs and writers. Just be sure not to get caught looking at it on the job…

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FOOD ARTS Magazine

November 2008
Has she got a job for you!
Not every music student can be a rock star, and not every culinary stu­dent will be an executive chef. Not to worry, says Irena Chalmers. Despite the sagging economy, there are plenty of jobs in the food business. And some of them may surprise you….

“My feeling is that you can do anything as long as you know what you like to do and that the job exists,” says Chalmers. “But it can be hard work putting them together.”…

She wrote the book to help people do it. -IRENE SAX



As Heard On

The Roundtable with Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke
on WAMC National Public Radio

South Florida Gourmet Food & Wine Talk (10.2mb mp3)

Culinary Confessions
with Kim Laurie and Don Sandler on 1310 KXAM
(download 11mb mp3)

Tonia’s Kitchen
with Tonia King


Media Contact

Hilary Chalmers
(917) 797.3325