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Culinary Extern-ship Advice

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I am currently a culinary student in California and I would like some advice on where I can/will take my career. 

 

I will be finishing my program in Feb 2012 and I would like to have concrete plans on where I will go for my externship. My requirement is 5 weeks, but I would like to stay for up to a year. I am interested in France or the surrounding areas. I took a few years of French in High School and I really feel that it would be a great experience to come back to America and start my career with.

 

I would like to know how to go about making contacts and making plans. Also I would like any advice anyone can give me about becoming a chef and what locations in USA that one can make a living being a chef.

 

PLEASE HELP ME!  crazy.gif

post #2 of 4

If your good, the sky is the limit and you can make a living in many places in many venues. Its all up to you

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #3 of 4

I suggest that you try obtaining an externship at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

Afterwards, you could check their website for job vacancies in France [Guide, Travel] Bonne Chance! chef.gif


Edited by TheUnknownCook - 3/31/11 at 7:32am
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Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something. -- The Princess Bride
Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean...
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Thank you for the advice you guys! I am also playing with the idea of Bakeries. I talked with my bake shop teacher and he thinks I have some good talent. We will see. I'm going to talk to a few teachers and see what local connections they have, and when I feel that I have enough experience, then maybe I will look into jobs abroad. 

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