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10 Things to Know Before Starting a Food Truck Business

Posted on December 30, 2019

Opening a food truck business can be a great way to realize your dreams of owning a restaurant or being an executive chef. There’s a huge market for new food trucks across America’s largest cities, which means there’s quite a bit of opportunity. Since you can make whatever you want and serve any cuisine, running a food truck can be extremely rewarding. Find a niche in the local food scene and r...
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Cooking Stations: 5 Tips for Becoming a Well-Rounded Chef

Posted on December 17, 2019

For some professional chefs, cooking has been a passion that they’ve enjoyed since they were children. But for others, the joy of cooking is something that was discovered later in life. Whatever the case, it’s never too late to find ways to improve your skills in the kitchen and better yourself to become a respected and well-rounded chef. A head chef is the leader in the kitchen and is expected...
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Restaurant Terms Learned in Culinary School [How to Talk Like a Chef]

Posted on December 09, 2019

There are a variety of skill sets needed to become a professional chef. You should have a passion for food, and you’ll need to work on developing your palate. You will also need to master different cooking stations within a working kitchen and know how to handle the pressure to perform during a busy rush in the restaurant. But one skill set that is often overlooked by trainee chefs is the abili...
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Culinary School vs Restaurant Experience: Why They're Both Important

Posted on December 02, 2019

For those who love food and have a desire to cook professionally, there are a variety of different career avenues available to you. You can start working in kitchens from a young age or right out of school, you can choose to go into culinary school to get formal training, or you can combine the best of both worlds and receive a formal education while also putting in the groundwork within a profe...
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How a Culinary Degree Can Help You Become a Restaurant Entrepreneur

Posted on November 25, 2019

Opening your own restaurant requires a lot more than just a good theme and some tasty food. Every area differs in the requirements, but all parts of the country require multiple permits, licenses, and other paperwork to prove you're ready to become a restaurant entrepreneur. Unprepared restaurant owners can put people at risk by serving undercooked or unsafely handled food, so these licenses an...
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