New Book: Food Jobs by Irena Chalmers

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A few years back, Bob sat next to author Irena Chalmers at a professional food conference. They had met before, and took advantage of the time to catch up with one another. As they chatted, Irena told Bob that she was working on a new book that explored the wide variety of professional career jobs that the food industry had to offer.

As she explained, Bob was intrigued at the scope of her concept. She asked Bob a few questions about being a specialty food retailer and he gave her his thoughts on this and that, including what we both do in the daily operations of our store.  At the end of their converstation, Irena told Bob that she would like to include his thoughts in her book.

Fast forward several years ( it takes at least 2 years on average for a book to appear in stores from the moment of signed contract to final bound and printed book is ready ) and imagine our surprise and delight when we received a copy of  Irena’s book Food Jobs: 150 Great JOBS for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers. 

True to her word Irena did include Bob’s thoughts. In fact, she gave him special attention in a boxed sidebar titled: Words from the Wise in the Chapter dedicated to Retail Jobs.  But as to what he said… you’ll have to purchase the book to find out !

Food Jobs: 150 Great JOBS for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers by Irena Chalmers, 2008, Beaufort Books, NY  $19.95

Chapters include: restaurants and foodservice; retail jobs; art and design; food media ( publishing, television, the internet, radio); promotions and publicity; history and culture; science and technology; farming; cooking schools and culinary education.

Food Judging ? You bet. Read my previous post.

Food Media ? Yes, check out this link to Bob’s lively food radio shows !  http://www.cooksshophere.com/otb_whmp/off_the_burner.htm

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2 thoughts on “New Book: Food Jobs by Irena Chalmers

  1. Mary Lou,

    I remember this conversation well and am so happy I was able to include Bob’s words of wisdom. The book recently won the Gourmand award for the Best Book in the World for Food Professionals!

    I was delighted to read your lovely review.

    Best wishes to you both.

    Irena

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