|HOW'S YOUR TABLE MANNERS?
Your mother always told you, don't talk with your mouth
full and keep your elbows
off the table. Was she right? What are the correct table
manners and proper dining etiquette to bring to the table?
Culinary Employment Prospects
by Dilip Shaw
Preface: Want to join the food industry? Why not know
your employment prospects before you finalize your decision
to study in culinary schools.
Where do you want to go? The world of Culinary Arts is
one of the fastest growing fields in the United States
and beyond. Where you go is up to you and how hard you
are prepared to work. The same applies to how much you
earn. If you decide to stay in the local area you are
likely to earn between $8-$14. On the other hand, a line
cook in San Francisco earns $10 to $22 per hour. A chef
in fine dining restaurant or hotel can earn in excess
of $100,000 per year. (Please understand it takes many
years of hard work and dedication to reach this kind of
You may choose to work in any of the following types of
Nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, catering companies,
casinos, cruise ships, trains, country clubs, private
clubs, restaurants, research and development labs, resorts
(ranging from a summer resort to one of the Disney properties),
and wineries to name but a few. You may decide to travel
and look for opportunities abroad. Whatever you decide
to do, the education you will receive in Culinary Schools
will help take you to the future of your choice.
The employment prospects for graduates of this program
are positive. Future employment growth is above average
and it is expected that new graduates will experience
little difficulty finding work in the food and beverage
industry. These are considered to be active recruitment
The restaurant industry employs 11 million people, making
it the nation's largest employer outside of the government.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the restaurant
industry's growth will be 30 per cent over the next two
years. Industry professionals and owners indicate that
the biggest challenge facing the industry is finding educated,
competent, and well-trained management personnel to handle
In the next decade, the travel and food industry will
be a leader in creating new jobs, in generating more revenue,
in paying out more salaries and wages, and in offering
great professional opportunities.
What are your interests? Owning your own restaurant? Chef?
Food Buyer? Restaurant Manager? No matter what your interests
are, a career in the food industry offers challenges and
Many different segments of jobs exist in the food service
industry. Excellent opportunities exist for individuals
at all job levels in department store food service; airline
in-flight food service, school, college, and university
food service; hospitals and nursing homes; city and country
clubs; business and industry; parks and recreation; and
the military services which employ civilians to manage
clubs and other food and lodging facilities. Food Service
is the single largest segment in the industry.
Because the food industry serves the needs of the public,
the majority of people working in this industry are in
constant contact with customers. Its a people-oriented
profession. Individuals preparing for careers in the Food
Industry must understand that their responsibilities are
likely to include daily interaction with customers. Social
skills and the ability to communicate effectively with
others are important assets for anyone planning such a
career. An interest in meeting guests needs and
solving their problems is a primarily requisite for success
in this field along with reliability, dedication, and
willingness to work hard.
Career opportunities are bright for the food industry.
Since this is one of the fastest growing industries, trained
and knowledgeable managers are in demand. For the person
who is dedicated, outgoing, and willing to work odd hours,
promotions come easily. We invite you to share the bright
picture of the future of Food Service as it continues
to grow, expand, and create tremendous new opportunities
throughout the nation. There has never been a better time
than now for people to enter the Food Service Industry.
About the Author
Culinary Artist - Specializes in French & Thai Cuisine
Date Posted : 14 - Feb - 2005
Website : http://www.best-cooking-school-culinary-arts-schools-classes.com