Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (October 10, 2003)
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Becoming a Chef goes a long way toward describing what it takes to succeed as a chef. Just keep in mind that's like reading In Search of Excellence and saying you've gone a long way toward learning to become a manager. If you're looking for a book that will make you a star, I doubt you'll find one.This book explains how the stars of the restaurant business achieved their success. It explains tons of restaurant industry history, and lots of the relationships on which successes have been built. It appeals to our inner sense that hard work and high standards lead to opportunity and success. Becoming a Chef deserves recognition as an inspirational book about how to succeed in America.If you know how to read between the lines, Dornenburg and Page also warn that in this business most people will labor in obscurity. Be warned by the inventor of the Red camera (a video camera of such exquisite power it can take IMAX movies) that the fastest way to develop something awesome and have a billion dollars is to start with TWO billion dollars you made in some other business. Even those who come to the restaurant business well capitalized should know there is no guarantee of success.But if restaurants are your passion, this book will show you how other people found their way in a business where you are judged anew with every plate you put together. If your standards are high enough to succeed with customers, you still won't succeed all the time. You'll want to ask how do you stay motivated to stay at the peak of your game. No book has the right answer for you, but Dornenburg and Page explain the answers to this question described by many of the stars in the industry.
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