Top 10 Qualities of a Great Culinary Chef

Posted in: Culinary Arts

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Culinary Chef

Competition among chefs can be fierce, especially for those vying for top spots in the world’s toniest restaurants. The top chefs who are known around the world share a set of qualities that separate them from the others. Some qualities that the best chefs have in common include: Creativity: A great chef must be very creative and always willing to … Read More

On The Cutting Edge: Culinary Careers

Posted in: Careers

It is not often that one can take something he or she loves and build it into a career. However, that is the case with culinary arts. Those who love to cook can take this avocation and build it into a vocation, provided they have the stamina to keep up with the rigorous pace of this occupation. This article explores … Read More

Interview with James Carpenter, Restaurant Manager

Posted in: Restaurant Management

Hospitality management taught James Carpenter the managerial skills he has used throughout his career – from managing one of the largest chain restaurants in Indianapolis to research management for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau to online marketing management. Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management from Purdue University in Indiana. Education Information & Advice What drew … Read More

Culinary College vs. Cooking School

Posted in: Culinary Arts, General

The difference between culinary colleges and cooking schools may come down to a matter of degrees. At a culinary college like Le Cordon Bleu or the Culinary Institute of America (the non-spy CIA), the degree you earn will include hands-on lessons in the kitchen, and general classes and experiences. These will broaden your knowledge, enhance your confidence, and inspire your … Read More