Tag: restaurants

COOKS – LEARNING HOW TO FIT IN

There is a definitive culture in a professional kitchen – a culture that requires certain attributes of members. Membership is not automatic – far from it. It is this culture that attracts many to the profession – it is this culture that leads many to know that this is the career for them, a career…

IS THE RESTAURANT BUBBLE ABOUT TO BURST?

It could be very easy to state that the restaurant industry has never been stronger, never more robust, and never more promising. There are, according to the National Restaurant Association, more than 1 million freestanding restaurants in the U.S., generating $800 billion in collective sales and serving a population that now spends nearly 50% of…

WHY COOKS APPRENTICESHIP MAY BE THE ANSWER

What goes around does come around. For the past forty years the restaurant industry has relinquished its responsibility for serious training to culinary schools across the country. From the days of Careme, Pointe, and Escoffier till the early 1960’s the restaurant industry took full responsibility for training and developing the next wave of professional cooks…