THE “TRIPLE WIN” BENEFITS OF A STRUCTURED CULINARY STAGE PROGRAM

Chefs want to evaluate the talent pool before making their final choice of who to hire and mentor. Aspiring culinarians seek career-building jobs under the best chefs but don’t have the experience or connections to get them. The solution: schedule a “stage.” Originating from the French word stagiaire, meaning “trainee, apprentice, intern,” a stage occurs…

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Are Your Career Goals Vision-driven?

Are Your Career Goals Vision-driven? As you close the books on 2015 and look forward to the new chapters to write, you should be taking time to consider whether your goals for 2016 are aligned with your career vision. Yes, next year will be about the work you do for your company as it should.…

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Resume Tips

1. TELL THE TRUTH…AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH The best companies will not tolerate falsehood…so do not embellish… ever…about anything. Besides, you have value wherever you are in your career and there is a great job out there for the YOU that YOU ARE! 2. USE MICROSOFT WORD…OR ENSURE MICROSOFT COMPATABILITY Microsoft has the market…

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Interview Tips

Always wear a solid color, conservative suit Conservative, long-sleeved shirt/blouse, preferably white For Chefs, wear a white, spotless, pressed jacket without any logo or name, polished shoes, black socks and black pants. Hosiery at or near skin color Carry a light briefcase or portfolio instead (with resume, references, paper and pen) Polished, dark, conservative, low-heel…

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Do’s and Dont’s for Tasting Interviews

With increasing frequency operators are requiring chef candidates to perform “practical application” interviews, more commonly known as “tastings.” Companies large and small conduct them for three main reasons: They reveal a candidate’s actual culinary skills They provide insight into a candidate’s character under pressure They help evaluate culture fit and bring the candidate’s would-be peers…

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Do’s and Dont’s for Tasting Interviews

With increasing frequency operators are requiring chef candidates to perform “practical application” interviews, more commonly known as “tastings.” Companies large and small conduct them for three main reasons: They reveal a candidate’s actual culinary skills They provide insight into a candidate’s character under pressure They help evaluate culture fit and bring the candidate’s would-be peers…

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Qualifications of a Culinary Warrior

Steering consumer spending through Cloud Control. Emerging trends like Latin Immersion, rapid cooking technology, “stoner food,” and Food Halls replacing Food Courts. How food incubators work. Asian chefs extracting juice from bug glands. These are just a few things you learn when you attend the Research Chefs Association (RCA) annual conference. This year’s event in Portland was…

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Solving the Riddle of Tenure

Statistics hold the power to do many things, but “shocking” is generally not one of them. However, the latest bi-annual release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stats did just that: Median job tenure in hotels and restaurants increased 44% from 2002 to 2012. How is that possible if we keep hearing hospitality operators consistently grumbling…

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Five Career Resolutions For 2014

So…in this article, the headhunters write how to resolve to leave your job for a better one if the following list of expectations isn’t met, right? Wrong. Our agency’s deepest desire is that you, the candidate, be the best at what you do. When you get better at your profession, you make the world a…

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Believe This Headline: YOU Are In Demand

As you approach the New Year, are you thinking about changing jobs? You’re not alone. Millions of your peers are thinking just like you. Here’s the reason: You are in demand. According to a recent report issued by The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), “The service sector is forecast to have the highest rate…

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