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Alternative Careers: Research Chefs

Cookwork Perspective: For many graduates, the focus of finding a home at a  restaurant or with a popular chef seem like the road most traveled, but alternatives paths are available for those that apply themselves.  What is your alternative career in food?

Reasearch Chef to Travel in Search of Food Trends

created on: 03/10/11

Aspen Hoffman’s culinary career path took an unexpected turn not long before her graduation from Johnson & Wales in 2009, when new classes on food science and product development led her to the realization that she could feed her passion for food without spending late nights and weekends toiling in a restaurant kitchen.

Today, Hoffman spends her days in the test kitchens of Carrollton, Texas-based Illes Seasonings and Flavors, as part of a team dedicated to discovering new flavor profiles and turning them into dry seasoning mixes, sauces and beverage flavorings for a roster of clients that includes large national restaurant chains and the food manufacturers and meat companies that supply them. Read more...

created on: 03/04/11   Discussion: Which part of the culianry industry suits you?

Source:Smart Blog On Restaurant


Chef Nathan Sanford

Chef Nathan Sanford
Jul 2, 2012 08:50 CDT




Great post.  As a research chef I believe it’s important to educate about job opportunities that are outside of a kitchen for culinarians.



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