So You Want to be a Chef?

Written by Adam Fletcher

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Next you’ll probably move up torepparttar garde manger, (gahrd mahn-ZHAY), i.e., composing appetizers, soups, salads, shrimp cocktails and other cold preparations. How long you remain here depends onrepparttar 149625 restaurant and your skills. Eventually, if all goes well, you will be groomed for workingrepparttar 149626 line, i.e., cookingrepparttar 149627 main items. Some restaurants divvy uprepparttar 149628 line positions byrepparttar 149629 type of cooking, (the sauté cook,repparttar 149630 grill cook, etc.), or byrepparttar 149631 type of food, (the meat cook,repparttar 149632 fish cook, etc.) Even though being a line cook is more prestigious,repparttar 149633 hours remain grueling and you are under even more pressure to getrepparttar 149634 food out. Line cooks can work non-stop for hours duringrepparttar 149635 height of service with no chance for even a bathroom break.

If you’re good you’ll eventually become a sous chef. This isrepparttar 149636 second in command, right underrepparttar 149637 executive chef. The hours are still long, you’ll still sweat your you-know-what off workingrepparttar 149638 line, and now you haverepparttar 149639 added responsibility of policing everyone else inrepparttar 149640 kitchen. Of course this position brings more prestige and money. Performance and Maintenance

A sous chef’s ultimate goal is to become an executive chef. Hard work, better than average ability, and sometimes a little bit of luck are all needed to reach that plateau. Sometimesrepparttar 149641 executive chef is alsorepparttar 149642 owner,repparttar 149643 ultimate goal in chefdom: owning your own restaurant. But always remember, no matter where you are onrepparttar 149644 totem pole inrepparttar 149645 restaurant business, it is never a nine to five proposition. It is your life. Security and Administration

Of course there are other culinary occupations. There are cooking school teachers, food stylists, caterers, and restaurant consultants to name a few. But inevitably, these people have spent years paying their dues in front of hot stoves when everybody else was out having fun or being with their family. Or you could become, HA, a food writer. You probably have a better chance of ending up onrepparttar 149646 Food Network than being able to support yourself, (let alone a family), by food writing alone. Atrepparttar 149647 risk of sounding discouraging,repparttar 149648 stars in people’s eyes are ultimatelyrepparttar 149649 result of being beat overrepparttar 149650 head with reality.

Adam Fletcher is the webmaster of Hardware Software Articles .

Lead Companies, 8 Features to Consider

Written by Jay Conners

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5) Cherry Picking vs. Filters

Cherry picking is a nice feature, and a very popular one, it allows you to go into a site and view a lead before you purchase it, some sites even let you know how many times it has been sold. Filters are also very nice features, they allow you to predetermine what kind of lead you want, and when a lead comes in matching your filter criteria, it is sent directly to you via e-mail or fax.

6) Customer service

As in all business’, customer service is key, andrepparttar way they handle themselves onrepparttar 149624 phone can be perceived as a good indication as to how their company is run. If you are struggling to get a hold of someone, or your phone calls are not being returned, they are most likely not worth doing business with.

7) Referral

One ofrepparttar 149625 best ways to find a mortgage lead company, is to have one referred to you by a co-worker, or by someone within you organization who has had success with a lead company. Ask around and see what you can come up with.

8) Exclusive vs. Nonexclusive

If you want to receive leads exclusively, you will pay a steeper price, however this lead will be sold to you only, doing away with your competition. Non exclusives leads are sold on average three to five times, it usually will cutrepparttar 149626 cost ofrepparttar 149627 lead in half, but keep in mind, you are now competing with other loan officers. Remember, you get what you pay for.

One last thing..

By considering these eight features of mortgage lead companies, you are well on your way to choosingrepparttar 149628 best lead company for you, and atrepparttar 149629 right price. But don’t stop here, continue to gather as much information as you can before you invest, I can’t stress enough just how valuablerepparttar 149630 lead review sites are, check them out, it will be worth your time.

Jay Conners has more than fifteen years of sales and marketing experience inrepparttar 149631 banking and mortgage industry, and isrepparttar 149632 owner of J. Conners, Mortgage leads reviews a mortgage resource center for mortgage brokers, loan officers, and lenders. He is alsorepparttar 149633 owner of a mortgage lead company, specializing in fresh leads. Jay Conners can be contacted via e-mail at

Jay Conners is the owner of J. Conners, Mortgage leads reviews a mortgage resource center for mortgage brokers, loan officers, and lenders. He is also the owner of a mortgage lead company, specializing in fresh leads. Jay Conners can be contacted via e-mail at

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