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Tasting Success: “Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef “

  • Tasting Success: “Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef” is for every student in the beginning months of their education, or every new employee just starting out in a new hospitality job. It will be an asset to any introductory course in culinary, foodservice, or the hospitality industry, as well as a benefit for career planning or career development courses, intern or externships, leadership, and organizational development classes, or self study.

    In this book, Chef Charles Carroll expertly coaches students on how to attack their time and plan their future, while giving them encouragement and words of wisdom along the way to ensure success. With its no nonsense, upbeat, and inspiring style, Tasting Success: “Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef” outlines the most important, tangible decisions a young culinary professional can make now to achieve lifelong success, and provides the essential career map every young professional needs to travel the road to culinary career success!

    Table of Contents

    Foreword vii

    Preface ix

    Introduction: What’s Your Plan? xv

    Chapter 1 Stickability 1

    The Story of Stickability as Told Chef John Folse 4

    Interview Champ George Foreman 9

    Chapter 2 Focusing on Your First Year at School 12

    Interview Chef Paul Prudhomme 23

    Chapter 3 Work Ethic and Habits 26

    Interview Coach Bela Karolyi 37

    Chapter 4 Time Management 40

    Interview Chef Sam Choy 55

    Chapter 5 Choosing Your Externship 58

    Interview Chef Norman Van Aken 69

    Chapter 6 Your Culinary Investment 75

    Interview Mrs. Joanne Herring 83

    Chapter 7 Completing Your Degree 87

    Interview Chef Monica Pope 94

    Chapter 8 The Real World 97

    Interview Charlie “The Razor” Frazier 103

    Chapter 9 Achieving Success 108

    Interview Coach Rudy Tomjanovich 120

    Collection of Quotes 125

    Index 135


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