American Culinary Federation’s Guide to Culinary Certification is the essential guide to obtaining the credentials awarded to cooks and chefs, including pastry cooks and chefs, denoting a sophisticated level of industry experience and professional education rigorously evaluated by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Written by the certifying body of the ACF, this invaluable resource is the only authoritative guide to its certification process. It features clear explanations of specific skills tested at all five certification levels, advice for passing every certification level, and helpful exam-taking tips. American Culinary Federation’s Guide to Culinary Certification is the authority on gaining acceptance into the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. It’s a must-have for career-minded cooks and chefs hungry for renown in the industry.
"Chef Charles Carroll has answered our prayers and delivered a book, a bible, a life's journal shared by a real chef in today's modern kitchen." ?Chef John Folse, CEC, AAC "From time to time, I buy motivational books for my managing partners and chefs, and this book is my all-time favorite gift. What Chef Carroll has to say is the real thing." ?Johnny Carrabba, founder, Carrabba's Restaurant A unique guide to leadership in the culinary arena, by a chef for chefs Leadership Lessons from a Chef is about creating excellence in the professional kitchen. Here the difference between good and great comes down to the details, and attention to these details comes from the right attitude reaching across all staff. A good culinary manager, according to author and award-winning Certified Executive Chef Charles Carroll, skillfully cultivates this attitude for success, and so leads the way toward kitchen excellence. Using stories and examples drawn from his many years' experience, Chef Carroll gives you a leader's tour through the working kitchen. Offering proven wisdom in plainspoken terms instead of abstract management theories, the practical tools and ideas found in this groundbreaking book can be used immediately to motivate and develop an effective team environment among kitchen staffs. Leadership Lessons from a Chef features: Chef Carroll's formula for managing kitchen staffs?SEF: Scheduling, Empowering, and Follow up?and how the formula works in practice Take-away boxes that reinforce key points Chapters that progress logically, helping you evaluate and refine your goals, develop a mission and principles, and implement these in a motivational and positive way Helpful forms for both greater efficiency and esprit de corps Inspiring quotations, as well as life and work tips from Chef Carroll Whether you're a student just starting your culinary education, or an executive chef seeking to take your operation to a whole new level of excellence, Leadership Lessons from a Chef is an indispensable resource for all stages of your culinary career.
MATH PRINCIPLES FOR FOOD SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, 6E stresses the direct relevance of math skills in the food service industry while teaching the basic math principles that affect everything from basic recipe preparation to managing food and labor costs in a restaurant operation. All the mathematical problems and concepts presented are explained in a simplified, logical, step-by-step manner. New to this edition, illustrations in full color add visual appeal to the text and help culinary students to master important concepts. Now in its 6th edition, this book demonstrates the importance of understanding and using math concepts to effectively make money in this demanding business. Part 1 trains your students to use the calculator. Part 2 reviews basic math fundamentals. Subsequent parts address math essentials and cost controls in food preparation and math essentials in food service record keeping, while the last part of the book concentrates on managerial math. New topics to this 6th edition include controlling beverage costs; clarifying and explaining the difference between fluid ounces and avoirdupois ounces; and an entire new section on yield testing and how to conduct these tests. There are new methods using helpful memory devices and acronyms to help the student remember procedures and formulas, such as BLT, NO, and the Big Ounce. New strategies and charts are also shown and explained on how to use purchases in order to control food and beverage costs and how transfers affect food and beverage costs. In addition, sections have been added on how to control costs using food (or liquor, or labor) cost percentage guidelines. The content in MATH PRINCIPLES FOR FOOD SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, 6E meets the required knowledge and competencies for business and math skills as required by the American Culinary Federation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
From A Cook To Professional Chef takes both students of cooking and amateur home chefs on a journey through the fascinating world of cuisine and food science, providing valuable information on food handling and preparation, an expansive collection of delicious recipes, and useful guidance for menu planning and the creation of memorable meals. At age seven, Chef Benny Diaz knew he wanted to become a chef while watching his father patiently teach him simple cooking techniques as they shared breakfast together. Since then, Chef Diaz has worked with some of the best chefs at top restaurants, and his culinary passion shines through as he passes on his knowledge on how to run a safe kitchen, as well as an extensive overview of meats and stocks. He includes such mouth-watering recipes as: Mushroom and Shallot Bruchetta Haitian Consommé Apple Glazed Pork Roast Cinnamon-Cardamom Tart If you love to cook and are intrigued by food and all its wonderful forms, this guidebook will teach you the techniques that will enhance your skills in the kitchen and help you learn to prepare the kind of exquisite dishes that any chef would be proud to serve!
The Secret Key is a collection of poems in many different styles and forms, on a variety of topics, from love to nature to science; it’s very thorough and dense, and should probably be good reading for every season - a work for people of every age! Poetry is about celebration, and so is The Secret Key, employing ways that are traditional to tactics that are more free and modern in order to convey a gamut of sentiments and theories, meant to be both intimate and public. This book is intended to provide nourishment for the senses and for the soul likewise; it holds meaning as well as any diary; and it should entertain and please all those approaching it with a pure poetry-loving mind, as well as an open, appreciative, and interested spirit.
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
Readers may be familiar with the astounding innovations and ideas developed by the Ancient Greeks. They may not know, however, how truly repulsive some of the practices of the Ancient Greeks were. Be prepared for stomach-churning descriptions of the plumbing and hygiene of Ancient Greece, not to mention culinary delights like goat lung and brain omelets. Medical practices that would not be approved by the FDA today, such as bloodletting and vivisection, are also detailed. This totally disgusting—but entirely fun—volume will have students wondering what practices from their own lives will one day be described as "totally gross."