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The updated edition of the book Julia Child called "a 'must' for aspiring chefs"-the James Beard Award-winning guide to one of today's hottest careers

With more and more chefs achieving celebrity status, interest in the exciting world of today's leading chefs is higher than ever. Essential reading for anyone who loves food, Becoming a Chef gives an entertaining and informative insider's look at this dynamic profession, going behind the scenes to look into some of the most celebrated restaurant kitchens across the nation. More than 60 leading chefs-including some of the newest up-and-coming-discuss the inspiration, effort, and quirks of fate that turned would-be painters, anthropologists, and football players into culinary artists.

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (both of New York, NY) are the authors of the bestselling titles Culinary Artistry, Dining Out, Chef's Night Out. Dornenburg has cooked professionally at Arcadia, Judson Grill, and March in New York City and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Synopsis:

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (both of New York, NY) are the authors of the bestselling titles Culinary Artistry, Dining Out, Chef's Night Out. Dornenburg has cooked professionally at Arcadia, Judson Grill, and March in New York City and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Synopsis:

Becoming a Chef established the category of contemporary writing on food, and this updated and expanded edition reflects all the most recent advances made in the culinary industry. It features the career advice of the biggest, most respected names in the culinary industry, such as Thomas Keller, Claudia Fleming, Marcel Desaulniers, Caprial Pence, Marcus Samuelsson, Craig Shelton, Gale Gand and Rick Tramonto, Rocco DiSpirito, Traci Des Jardins, Sanford D'Amato, Mario Batali, and more.

Table of Contents

List of Recipes.

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Preface.

1. Chefs: Yesterday and Toady.

2. Early Influences: Discovering a Passion for Food.

3. Cooking Schools: Learning in the Classroom.

4. Apprenticing: Learning in the Kitchen.

5. Getting In: Starting at the Bottom.

6. Developing as a Cook: The Next Level.

7. The Business of Cooking: Operating and Running a Restaurant.

8. Travel, Eating, and Reading: Learning Something New Everyday.

9. Preserving in the Face of Reality: Through Bad Times and Good.

10. What’s Next?: The Chef as Alchemist.

Appendix A: Selected Professional Cooking Schools in the United States and Abroad.

Appendix B: Leading Culinary Organizations.

Appendix C: Selected Culinary Media and Resources.

Appendix D: Brief Biographies of Chefs Interviewed.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471152095
Author:
Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Photographer:
Donnelly, Michael
Author:
Page, Karen
Author:
Dornenburg, Andrew
Author:
Donnelly, Michael
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Food service
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Methods - Professional
Subject:
Food service -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Cookery -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Professional and Quantity
Subject:
Food Writing & Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev.
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 3.
Publication Date:
20031010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.04x7.44x.94 in. 1.73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (both of New York, NY) are the authors of the bestselling titles Culinary Artistry, Dining Out, Chef's Night Out. Dornenburg has cooked professionally at Arcadia, Judson Grill, and March in New York City and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.
"Synopsis" by , Becoming a Chef established the category of contemporary writing on food, and this updated and expanded edition reflects all the most recent advances made in the culinary industry. It features the career advice of the biggest, most respected names in the culinary industry, such as Thomas Keller, Claudia Fleming, Marcel Desaulniers, Caprial Pence, Marcus Samuelsson, Craig Shelton, Gale Gand and Rick Tramonto, Rocco DiSpirito, Traci Des Jardins, Sanford D'Amato, Mario Batali, and more.
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