As a food writer, lots of things come across my desk — new products, new books, new this, new that. Occasionally, I’m impressed enough to share with you. Like today, when I received some info about a new book by Irena Chalmers.
I thought I recognized her name, and a quick glance at my library revealed why…another book by Ms. Chalmers, The Great FOOD Almanac, which won an IACP/Julia Child award and was nominated for a James Beard award, is on my shelf.
Ms. Chalmers has come up with a new culinary job for herself — a food job coach, so to speak. And, to launch her new career, she’s written a book for anyone interested in landing a job in the culinary field.
Whether you’re looking for a job in a restaurant, the media, culinary education or even farming, this book has details that you need to know about. Like how to go about landing that job, and what exactly that job is all about.
And if you don’t know what you want, this book will help you think about the usual suspects — chef, restaurant manager, food writer — an some unusual ones: chewing gum taster or fortune cookie writer. My guess is the last two are, um, not as lucrative as the first three, but hey, somebody’s gotta do it.