Culinary & Pastry Careers

Unfold the layers of culinary and pastry arts! Immerse yourself in articles that celebrate these deliciously rewarding careers.

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What Is Food Tourism? A Guide to Culinary Career Opportunities

Foodie adventures and dream jobs await! Explore how you can combine culinary passion and travel with a career in food tourism.

May 9, 2024
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Are the Culinary Arts a Good Career Choice For You?

Discover whether your love of food could lead you to a career in the culinary arts, with inside advice from current chefs and former students.

February 23, 2024
6 min read

What Is a Stagiaire?

You’ve heard the term stagiaire—but what does it mean? Learn the past—and future—of this culinary practice, and why aspiring chefs should care.

January 10, 2024
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Is It Time for a New Restaurant Job?

It’s a big decision, but sometimes changing jobs can be right for your career. Let’s put this in perspective, and discuss how to change jobs the right way.

December 15, 2023
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How to Organize Your Home Kitchen Like a Professional Chef

To set up a home kitchen like a professional chef, efficiency and organization are key.

October 20, 2023
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How to Calculate Food Cost Percentage

Learn how to calculate food cost percentage, and find out how this vital performance indicator can help contribute to the success of your business.

October 18, 2023
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How to Negotiate with Food Vendors

Explore how to negotiate with vendors, including researching your options, using your leverage, and requesting terms that can benefit your business.

October 6, 2023
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How to Become a Pastry Chef

Curious about how you can turn your passion for baking into a career? Discover how to become a pastry chef, including skills and certifications!

October 3, 2023
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How to Become a Food & Beverage Director

Find out how you can become a food & beverage director by learning the key steps involved in landing this job, in addition to its main responsibilities.

September 19, 2023
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How to Get a Culinary Internship or Externship

Culinary internships and externships allow students to work in professional kitchens and develop skills outside of the culinary school classroom.

September 8, 2023
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How to Become a Food Stylist: A Career Guide

Curious to learn what a food stylist does and what it might take to be one? Explore how to become a food stylist, along with some secrets of the trade.

August 31, 2023
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Executive Chef vs Head Chef: What Is the Difference?

Explore the difference between executive chefs and head chefs. Learn what these roles have in common, how they differ, and which you might pursue.

August 17, 2023
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What Is a Sous Chef?

What is a sous chef? Explore the essential job responsibilities, leadership skills, and education you may need to excel in this role!

August 11, 2023
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How to Make a Professional Culinary Portfolio

A professional culinary portfolio is invaluable when seeking employment or clients. Learn the essential components to make your portfolio sizzle.

August 10, 2023
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How to Become a Recipe Developer

A recipe developer career can be a great fit at all stages of a culinary career. Find out what experience and skills can help you become a recipe developer.

August 4, 2023
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How to Become a Traveling Chef

Thinking about a career as a traveling chef? Discover which opportunities are out there, how to find them, and if you have what it takes.

August 2, 2023
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How to Become a Food Critic: A Step-By-Step Guide

Thinking about becoming a food critic? Learn more about this exciting career, and how a culinary school degree or diploma could help you break into it.

July 20, 2023
10 min read

5 Important Networking Tips for All Chefs

Chefs who want more industry connections have to go out there and find them. Here are 5 networking tips for chefs to help you get started!

July 7, 2023
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How to Become a Sommelier

Find out how to become a sommelier, from education to experience to licensing requirements. Plus, alternative careers if you don’t fancy fine dining.

July 3, 2023
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How to Become a Food Writer

Becoming a food writer could be a rewarding career if you enjoy writing and the culinary arts! Here’s how you can take the next step.

June 20, 2023
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How Auguste Escoffier Global Solutions Is Helping Culinary Employers Develop a Stronger Workforce

Discover programs from Auguste Escoffier Global Solutions—and how both employees and employers can benefit. Training initiatives, job searching, externships, and more.

June 8, 2023
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How to Become a Chef: The Essential Guide

How to earn the title of “chef” with the broadest application across the professional food service industry.

May 30, 2023
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How Building a Personal Brand Can Benefit Your Culinary Career

Ever wonder how to build a personal brand as a chef or hospitality professional? Discover our best tips and how personal branding can benefit your career.

May 22, 2023
7 min read

Why Businesses Should Partner with Culinary Schools for Externships

Working with Escoffier’s externs can help restaurants, bakeries, and hotels to fill entry-level positions and maybe find their next rock star hire!

May 15, 2023
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What Are the Career Opportunities in Baking and Pastry?

If you have a knack for mixing up cookies, breads, or cakes, check out these baking & pastry careers that can allow your skills to shine.

April 28, 2023
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Which Culinary Career Is Right For You? 5 Tips for Choosing a Career in Food

Even if you know you want to work in food, choosing a career can be difficult. Check these tips for selecting a career in food.

April 12, 2023
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Is Being a Chef a Good Career Choice?

Becoming a chef is a great career choice for the right person. If you have a passion for cooking, being a chef could be the best path for you!

March 24, 2023
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13 Great Culinary Careers in the Food Industry

Discover top careers in food like chef consultant, recipe developer, & more. Plus responsibilities, qualifications, and who each career could be great for.

March 10, 2023
9 min read

8 Tips for Writing a Chef Resume

Make your chef resume stand out! With detailed work experience and a customized approach for each job, you can show that you’re the person for the job.

February 22, 2023
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8 Tips for a Successful Restaurant Manager Interview

How can you prepare for a restaurant manager interview? Discover our top tips and questions you might expect.

February 20, 2023
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The Essential Guide to Careers in Foodservice

Explore careers in the food industry, from restaurants to artisan producers to hospitality workers. A future in food can mean much more than cooking!

February 10, 2023
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How to Prepare for an Executive Chef Interview

Prepare for your executive chef interview and stage request by exploring our top interview tips. Unpack common questions and skills you might need.

January 27, 2023
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10 Common Interview Questions for a Chef Position

Ready to start your career as a professional chef? Here’s a list of the chef interview questions.

January 18, 2023
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How Professional Chefs Keep Up with Culinary Trends

Professional chefs can keep up with culinary trends by networking with others, looking to younger generations, and practicing creative cooking.

November 9, 2022
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How to Attract the Best Employees for Your Restaurant

Here’s how you can hire a stronger team for your restaurant business—and keep them longer.

October 25, 2022
7 min read

How to Become a Pitmaster

Your ultimate guide on how to become a pitmaster or BBQ expert. Follow a step-by-step process to start on this path!

October 17, 2022
7 min read

8 Steps Restaurants Can Take to Prepare for Inflation

Tips to cut restaurant costs as everything from food to labor to utilities gets more expensive. Plus find out what’s contributing to worldwide inflation.

October 13, 2022
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What Does It Take to Be a Line Cook?

Thinking about starting a career as a line cook? Find out how to become a cook, what your daily responsibilities might look like, and how to advance.

October 11, 2022
7 min read

5 Alternative Careers Out of Culinary School

Not all culinary students become chefs. Here are five alternative careers culinary school graduates can pursue.

October 4, 2022
9 min read

The Difference Between a Professional Cook and a Chef

Curious about the main differences between a professional chef and cook? Here are the key distinctions between each of these important kitchen roles!

September 14, 2022
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