Welcome to the Chef's Resource Guide. Here culinarians and those interested in a culinary education, careers, and/ or events can utilize this guide for up-to-date information. If you would like to suggest a new resource or request a link exchange, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catersource CaterSource®, Inc. was created in 1992 by Michael Roman and Bernice Phillips. The primary business of CaterSource is to provide support and education for professional caterers.
Chef Resources & Organizations
a.k.a. Brigade de cuisine. Others have a less specific meaning depending on individual kitchens. Keeping that in mind, many kitchens will not use the titles below. Depending on the kitchen, a unique set of guidelines for organization
may exist. A hierarchy of specialized chef titles are typically only present in fine-dining or upscale restaurants. Casual dining restaurants' employees are usually referred to simply as "cook".
actively cook in the kitchen. They are also heavily involved with kitchen management and business. Executive chefs are sometimes referred to by the traditional French nomenclature, "Chef de Cuisine". This is common
mostly in European kitchens, or those American kitchens with have adopted the brigade system.
an understudy for the Executive chef. Not every establishment hires a sous chef, however, very large venues may have several.
diners. In some kitchens this position is filled by the sous or executive chef.
cooks. However, the typical arrangement is one chef per station. Within the station chef hierarchy there are "First Cooks", "Second Cooks", and so on. The brigade system divides the different station chefs as follows:
Saute Chef, Fish Chef, Roast Chef, Grill Chef, Fry Chef, Vegetable Chef, Roundsman (or "swing cook"), Pantry Chef, Butcher and Pastry Chef.
The Chef's Selections was the first in a series of resource books specifically designed to assist in the creativity of individual food service professionals.
Professional Chefs Association
A national organization of chefs and those associated with the food service industry.The P.C.A. offers the required education courses to reach your certification goals.
Escoffier On Line
The Web Portal for Chefs and Food Professionals. Web Resource Directory for Chefs, Hospitality Education and Scholarship Information, Classifieds Area with Guaranteed Help Wanted Ads and Free Job Seekers Area, Articles, Photo Gallery and more.
In recent times a college education with formal certification and qualification is necessary for success in this profession. There are several conventions around the U.S. This may be a fantastic way to gather information.
Catering Magazine is the only national business-to-business trade magazine dedicated to the professional catering industry. The bimonthly magazine reaches more than 16,000 readers.
Hundreds of test-kitchen recipes, cooking tips, nutrition and food articles. Ideas to help you entertain with elegant culinary cuisine or plan a nutritious & delicious meal.
Chef Depot - They have everything for your kitchen, all at the lowest prices! Maple Kitchen Tables, prep carts, cutting boards and more! Every item they sell is Chef tested for quality and value.
Butcher Block Co - A leading online distributor of premium kitchen furniture and accessories. As their name suggests, they specialize in butcher block.
Cynthia's Kitchen Store - Kitchen Accessories, Serving Trays, Canisters & Platters. Offering high quality kitchen accessories, canisters, containers, and handcrafted serving trays & platters.
Isola Imports, Inc. - Shop online for imported, gourmet Italian foods. Over 400 products and gifts.
Dinnerware - World Kitchen stores carry all World Kitchen brands as well as a wide selection of Corelle Accessories, flatware, glassware and other kitchen essential products.
Twin Cities Dining Guide - The twin cities dining guide has over 3,000 Minneapolis / St. Paul restaurants listed alphabetically and by location, cuisine, brunch, kid-friendly, with maps and door-to-door directions.
Chicago Magazine Dining Guide - This exclusive list includes restaurants that have received at least one star from Chicago dining critics. Search by restaurant name or use the filters to find the perfect place to dine.
NYC.com - NYC.com features detailed reviews of hundreds of top New York restaurants written by our editors and visitors, as well as reviews of every type of cuisine and recommendations of great places to eat in all five boroughs.
Cooks Palate Recipe Software - Award winning recipe management software with options to publish a cookbook for personal use, business, or fundraising activities. Perfect for creating family cookbooks to pass down from generation to generation.
Dansko - It's in every Dansko shoe, whether it's a summer sandal or a winter boot. You know it the minute you slip your foot into your shoe, the feeling of, "Ahhhhh, my Danskos!"
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