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post #1 of 12
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So I have a close friend who is also in the culinary field.  He enjoys working with food, however, due to the fact that he has a bum hip he is having a hard time spending all the long hours on his feet.  He would like to maybe stay in the culinary field, but maybe just not in the kitchen.  If he can't do that, then what are some other fields he might start exploring?

post #2 of 12

Does your friend have a culinary degree? Does he have any other degree not being a food related industry one?

What other job experiences does he have?

How long has he worked in the culinary field?

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post #3 of 12

With Retirement communities! Various companies have Regional Chefs who oversee/support the chefs within different buildings in their region. There is very little cooking involved unless all of the floating chefs (they fill in where needed to cover understaffing, chef vacations, etc) are being used and an emergency arises.

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by KaiqueKuisine View Post

Does your friend have a culinary degree? Does he have any other degree not being a food related industry one?

What other job experiences does he have?

How long has he worked in the culinary field?


Yes he does.  He also has a BA in something.  He has been working for about 8-10 years now.  I think he went straight form school to work in culinary.

post #5 of 12

Your friend may be suffering needlessly.

Lots of amazing things being done now for ortho problems with much more on the horizon.

Maybe your friend would benefit by consulting a few orthopedic surgeons (bone related problem) or a nuero surgeon (nerve related pain).

I have a backful of hardware that holds me together altho sometimes I find it difficult to stand for long periods.

A pain management doc helps me out but I also see a physical therapist for 3 months every summer for a "tune up".

Posture, balance and core training.....takes me thru the winter when the cold settles into the "erector set" and flares up the nerves in lower back and legs.

No insurance?

No problems...have your friend check with the nearest teaching hospital and he will probably qualify for a free ride.

Hey, everyone has to learn somewhere.....

 

mimi


Edited by flipflopgirl - 8/6/13 at 5:17am
post #6 of 12

food critic?

post #7 of 12

Recipe development, food service consultant, chef instructor. troubles hooter, trainer

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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 #8 of 12

I am interning as a research chef for a big seafood company in Boston. You friend should try and get into this feild.

9-5 hours and you still work with food.

Pretty I spend about half the week standing and the other at my desk. I do presentations on product trends, pitch products to big companies and do cost and nutritional analysis.

On top of that I have a test kitchen I get to play around with and create new products for our value added fish line.

 

If you're looking to get outta kitchen hours, this is the best option.

post #9 of 12

there seems to be no way by which this profession can get sitting job, one must stand for sure!

that is it

post #10 of 12

Health inspection? Consulting? I don't know, it would be nice to know what else I or anyone else could do with the degree.
 

post #11 of 12
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Health inspection? Consulting? I don't know, it would be nice to know what else I or anyone else could do with the degree.

That really depends on what the degree is in, doesn't it?

 

A B.A. in English, Fine Arts, or Literature is far different than a B.A. in Political Science, History, etc.

 

Is his B.A. related to Hospitality?

Chef,
Specialties: MasterCook/RecipeFox; Culinary logistics; Personal Chef; Small restaurant owner; Caterer
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post #12 of 12
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I think his degree is a BA in anthropology.
 

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