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Becoming a culinary arts professional : [finding your rewarding career in the world of food].
 
New York : LearningExpress, 2010.
Becoming a Police Officer helps candidates get a thorough understanding of how to get on track for a career in law enforcement, supplying a thorough overview, incisive insights, and other info specific to the field, such as:- available law enforcement jobs, from traffic cop, community patrol, and state trooper to crime lab, detective, and management- interviewing, record-keeping, and making ethical judgments- selecting the right education program and maximizing employment opportunities- passing various tests, including written and physical exams
     
Culinary careers : how to get your dream job in food with advice from top culinary professionals
Rick Smilow and Anne E. McBride.
New York : Clarkson Potter, c2010.
Recommended for readers seeking a thorough introductory exposure to today's professional possibilities in the culinary world.-Eric Petersen, Kansas City P.L., MO, Library Journal Turn a passion for food into the job of a lifetime with the insider advice inCulinary Careers. Working in food can mean cooking on the line in a restaurant, of course, but there are so many more career paths available. No one knows this better than Rick Smilow-president of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), the award-winning culinary school in New York City-who has seen ICE graduates go on to prime jobs both in and out of professional kitchens. Tapping into that vast alumni network and beyond,Culinary Careersis the only career book to offer candid portraits of dozens and dozens of coveted jobs at all levels to help you find your dream job.      Instead of giving glossed-over, general descriptions of various jobs,Culinary Careersfeatures exclusive interviews with both food-world luminaries and those on their way up, to help you discover what a day in the life is really like in your desired field. bull;Get the ultimate in advice from those at the very pinnacle of the industry, including Lidia Bastianich, Thomas Keller, and Ruth Reichl. bull;Figure out whether you need to go to cooking school or not in order to land the job you want. bull;Read about the inspiring-and sometimes unconventional-paths individuals took to reach their current positions. bull;Find out what employers look for, and how you can put your best foot forward in interviews. bull;Learn what a food stylistrsquo;s day on the set of a major motion picture is like, how a top New York City restaurant publicity firm got off the ground, what to look for in a yacht crew before jumping on board as the chef, and so much more. With information on educational programs and a birdrsquo;s-eye view of the industry,Culinary Careersis a must-have resource for anyone looking to break into the food world, whether yoursquo;re a first-time job seeker or a career changer looking for your next step.
     
Career opportunities in the food and beverage industry
Kathleen Thompson Hill.
New York, NY : Checkmarks Book, c2010.
From bakery manager to sommelier--a helpful new guide to top culinary careers.
     

Do you have a favorite recipe that is enjoyed by all you know? Do you like to travel? Why not combine these two loves of you life and make a career out of it - drive a food truck.

You can serve the simplest foods; tacos and sandwiches, to foods that are prepackaged; bagels and muffins, to meals using gourmet ingredients such as prawns and ethnic foods like kebobs. Be creative and be original. Do not be afraid to try new things.

Location is a key for any business. Find a few regular locations. Park near an office park where workers could get a quick cup of coffee in the morning or an inexpensive lunch in the afternoon. Set up at carnivals and sporting events where out-of-towners can taste hometown favorites. Remember, if a location is not working out for you, you can always move to another spot.

Food Mobile Options

There are several options to selling food on the go:

Food kiosks are food stands in malls
Food carts that sell easy-to-prepare food like hot dogs
Bustaurants are double-decker buses where dinning is on the top level

Use social networking to let your fans know where you will be parked and what will be on the menu. Join the local food truck group to promote the industry, help with legislation in your area and to meet others who do the same as you.

When hiring staff, keep in mind you will be working in a small space. You could hire a sous chef to help expand on your menu and a server/mechanic to take orders and help with repairs on kitchen equipment and the vehicle.

So stock up your truck, prep the food and start your engine because today you could be traveling to a new location.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff