Chef Careers Washington DC
Silver Spring, MD
By S.G. "The Salty Chef"
Some of the greatest chefs have built careers through hard work, diligence and the love for thea culinary arts .Some will move through with life lessons learned from countless hours of hard work; others will take a different path through formal education at such institutions as the Culinary Institute of America in New York, which for many years has been the industry leader in formal culinary education.
Education and Training
Over the years other institutions have come up with ways to compete and give aspiring chefs an edge. Arizona has an excellent French culinary program at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute ,where I obtained my education. I was able to not only obtain an American culinary degree, but also an equivalent French degree. I would recommend enrolling in a culinary program that serves multiple training purposes.
Several components go into formal training. A solid understanding of basic and advanced culinary techniques is necessary for anyone who wants to be a chef. An apprenticeship and on-the-job training can also be useful for individuals in the place of formal education, and are a necessary follow-up for all chefs in training. Apprenticeships have been the way of learning for years in other countries. The purpose of formal education is learning the basic food principles, styles of knife cuts and food presentation. This does take time and experience.
Life as a Chef
Life is often hard and long for a chef .Like other professions,...