Economic reports all over US are enticing culinary experts to come out of their cocoons, and that's good news for restaurants, hotels - and eager job seekers, no matter their level of experience.
The restaurant industry is coming back.
Here is some important information for those who are interested in learning culinary arts but are not able to afford huge costs involved.
The San Francisco Hotel Restaurant Labor Management Education Fund - a union-sponsored training program to be a chef is free for aspiring candidates.
Here you can earn while you learn. The union program is a great place to begin your climb to celebrity chef status. This state-approved program, which began in 1976, is overseen by Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Local #2 as part of its bargaining agreement with hotels.
It is a three-year, on-the-job-training apprenticeships with classroom instruction. In fact, this program is only one, except for Armed Services, that pays you to learn.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
After initial application process, candidates are interviewed and ranked by a panel of industry officials.