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While Cheftalk is about the exchange of information and ideas that pertain to food, it is not a place to find others to do your homework. We are asked many questions from students that have either been asked before or that can be answered by research on one of the many search engines found on the internet (to find if a question has been asked already here, feel free to use the search feature found on the bulletin board's front page at the top). If you need to interview a chef, try going to a restaurant and seeing one face-to-face (between 2:30pm and 3:30pm is the best time for most chefs). If you have exhausted these possibilities and still can't find an answer, then post your question and we will see what we can do to help.
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ALL THE INFO YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT

Recommended Reading

The Making of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman

The Soul of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman

The Professional Chef 7th ed - Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

The Art of Eating - M.F.K Fisher

The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery - Auguste Escoffier

Elements of Etiquette: A Guide to Table Manners in an Imperfect World - Craig Claiborne

Culinary Artistry - Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page

Becoming a Chef - Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page

The World of Culinary Supervision, Training and Management - Noel Cullen

Mind Your Own Business: People, Performance, Profits - Jim Sullivan

Math Principles for Food Service

Service That Sells: The Art of Profitable Hospitality - Jim Sullivan and Phil Roberts

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2003

Larousse Gastronomique - Librairie Larousse

Le Repertoire De La Cuisine - Louis Saulnier

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen - Harold McGee


Also conduct a search of The Book Shelf Forum.

Recommended Sites:

Interview of a Chef

Salary Information of Food Service Professionals

Complete List of Culinary Schools

Culinary Students Career and Job Guide

Culinary Terms and Definitions

Culinary Career Information - What to expect on the job.

A Chef's Education


Recommended Threads:

Career as a Chef

The term Chef

Chef....why? its not worth it

The difference between a cook and a chef?


HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) & Food Safety

US Food & Drug Administration : Center for Food Saftey and Applied Nutrition

Food Safety Basics: A Reference Guide for Foodservice Operators

Additives in Meat and Poultry Products

Foodborne Illness Education Information Center


I'd like to thank CC for this information.

Food Safety Education Materials in Languages Other than English

Food Safety Information for Consumers in Languages Other than English - Files are in PDF format


A Selective List of Works on the History of Food, Beverages and Cookery - Courtesy of The New York Public Library

Culinary History - A Research Guide

New York Public Library eBook Collection - NetLibrary Where you can checkout and read eBooks online!
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Thanks.
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Hey Chiff,

Don't know if you are thanking me or Greg. :) I'll add information to this post so it will be a starting point of research for students. If you think there is anything missing just let me know. I think it will slow down the barrage of questions....hopefully.

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Thanks Jodi - You going to have time for all this wonderful stuff after the baby's born?!:D
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Well Marm,

:D I hope so. Im gonna have to take a break once in a while and can't think of a better place to wind down. I won't be leaving the house much for the first month at least. We'll see.

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post #8 of 45
Two inpirational books for me were...

Becoming a Chef and Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.

Just good reading!

Jon
post #9 of 45
Hi,

Just wanted to put my two cents on Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

Great Book!

Not only as a great read, but an invaluable tool for the young chef. I'm 25 and have been in the biz since I was 18. I just got my first Exec. Chef job at a new resturant. I had never put together an entire menu, and let me tell you, that book was so helpful helping me organize my ideas, and keep my head straight when I was thinking about the other 10,00 things I had to do besides menu. I keep 3 books in my kitchen at all time

Culinary Artistry - nuff said.

Joy of Cooking - laugh if you must, but great for the basics, esp the ones you haven't used in years.

Larouse Gastrominque(sp?) - I may not spel gud, but if I need a spelling, or if a smartass waiter or waitress wants to know what something is after I told them 10 times, it's a great reference.
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post #10 of 45
For Those Looking into Private or Personal Cheffing:


Certification

United States Personal Chef Association


Associations

Personal Chefs Network

Interview with PCN Founder Sharon Worster

American Personal Chef Association

See USPCA also.


Please read the following threads:

Personal Chef Panel Report

Containers for Personal Cheffing

Private or Personal Chefs

My Life as a Private Chef


International Associations

Canadian Personal Chef Association


Business Associations

Small Business Association
Help with Business Plans and other legal documents to help set up your business.

Women Chefs & Restauranteurs

Online Women's Business Center

Black Culinarians Alliance


Websites of Established Personal Chefs

The Westside Gourmet

Entreenous

Chef Mobile

Chef Carolyn

Cathy Cooks

Fay's Home Cooking (UK)

Your Personal Chef (AU)


Websites of Established Personal Pastry Chefs

The Backdoor Gourmet


Websites of Established Private Chefs

Chef Albrich

Four Star Private Chefs

Chef David Michael - Private Chef & Catering


Cooking Supplies & Equipment

Restaurant Depot

Big Tray

Penzey's - Spices, Rubs, Herbs


Business Related Information

Internal Revenue Service - Small Business/Self-Employed

Menu Magic Personal Chef Software


Business Plans
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Many thanks to ShawtyCat for making this thread much more than I ever thought it could be.
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I can't thank you enough, ShawtyCat for all this information. I was surfing via search engines and it was taking me forever to get all the information you have put in this thread alone. You've done a great service here.
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Thank you Catciao... :blush: .Im gonna be permanently red in the face soon. :D

If anyone can think of something that is missing here...please PM me.

Thanks

Jodi


International Schools & Classes Outside the US

Cuisine International

Shaw Guide to Career Cooking and WIne Schools




Ways to pay for Studying Abroad

Basic Facts Regarding Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Other Financial Aid Info



Miscellaneous Information about Studying Abroad

Study Abroad Myths

What's the Word for Band-Aid?: Keeping Safe and Healthy Overseas

Co-oping and Interning Abroad


For International Students - Studying in the US

Financial Arrangements for US Study

US Dept of State : Visa Services

International Student Immigration Issues

International Student Exchange & Study Abroad Resource Center

Roommates and Rooms for Rent (US, UK, Canada & Australia)


Studying in Canada

Information about studying in Canada . All you could possibly want to know and then some. :cool:
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post #17 of 45
Resume Sites that Recruiters Mainly search for Job Candidates:

Monster.com

Net-Temps.com

Career Builder

Thingamajob.com

Hot Jobs


Great for job hunting for extra money when going to school. Monster is available in a few countries........including canada, europe and the caribbean.

Online Cookbook Stores

Jessica's Biscuit

C.H.I.P.S

Amazon

Barnes and Noble



Rare Cookbooks

Joanne Hendricks, Cookbooks

Rare African Cookbooks
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Im always looking for great information ......here is a neat site:

Business Plan Templates - Business Plans to Balance Sheets .......
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post #19 of 45

help

I have tried several search engines to no avail trying to locate any information on Alexis Sawyer circa: 1840

Any tips?

:rolleyes:
post #20 of 45
Counie: always try alternate spellings, such as Soyer.

Edit: I apologize for being an enabler! ;)
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Just in case you missed my answer on the Welcome thread:

See Larouse Gastronomique or Helen Morris' "Portrait of a Chef" for a complete biography of Alexis Sawyer.
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post #22 of 45
I second Kimmie's suggestion!
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post #23 of 45

assignment blues

Thanks for all your help.

Looking for Alexis Soyer was a definate bonus! I have good info now. Whoever thought that training to be a Chef would involve so much time in front of a computer . . .

:eek:

Barb
post #24 of 45
Well, Barb, to become a chef one has to learn about EVERYTHING: history, mathematics, languages, business, literature, geography, psychology, archeology, chemistry, art, and ... oh yeah, cooking. As you read through all the different boards here, you'll see how much people need to know that you wouldn't think has anything to do with cooking. But that's why it's such a great job: everything you ever learn, anywhere, turns out to be important to doing your job well. And the best chefs never stop learning.

Just a hint -- if you have other questions, look for which other board they fit best on; they might not get answered properly if you keep adding them here. :)

PS: the one school subject chefs seem to get by without is spelling :D . Just keep trying to spell it different ways as it sounds, or sound it out as it's spelled to figure out what it is!
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post #25 of 45
No one likes boring old research more than I do :) Maybe I'll find something more about this mysterious person.

Alexis Soyer (1809 - 1858) by Marjie Bloy Ph.D
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No offense, anyone, but please start a new topic for new discussions; the only reason this thread has been left open for replies is that Shawty has been consistently adding on and adding on and adding on some more resources for students. Then she added on some more.:smiles:

Thanks.
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post #27 of 45
Ok Greg.........will throw ole Alexis Soyer out on the big board. :D

How does research on a few famous chefs sound? :D Just caught myself grinning and rubbing my palms together... :eek: I truly am nuts. :crazy:
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Links to resources are pretty much what this thread is about, so knock yourself out!:D Questions and discussion are for the main board, though, please.
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post #29 of 45

good ol Soyer

I understand Greg,

Thanks for all your help, I'll use the excuse that I'm new and don't know much.

I live in a small town 3 hours away from any major library so the tips etc you've all given have helped immensley :D

Will see you on the main board then .

thanks again

Barb

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post #30 of 45
Oh...dear....

Just realized that you meant to post it here. Ah well. I will bring it over. :)

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