Trendy Food Manufacturing

Written by Dilip Shaw

"Byrepparttar time a trendy food becomes mass produced, it is usually on its way out," says Dana Cowin, editor in chief of Food & Wine magazine. While it is true thatrepparttar 136846 culinary world leads in food trends,repparttar 136847 staying power of a trend can be best determined by its overall contributions to a society's culinary habit.

For instance, roasting - a popular classic cooking method - is making a strong comeback in Americans' food fare and hasrepparttar 136848 potential for much more than a passing fad. Roasting develops desirable flavors within a food product. In addition, it provides other benefits such as healthful cooking, convenience, and simplicity. The result is a cooking method that is likely to become more popular within our cooking culture.

Grilling is another cooking method that providesrepparttar 136849 same benefits. However, "Trends start and stop whether we think they should or not," says Cowin. One might have assumed thatrepparttar 136850 lowfat food trend would have stayed forever, but it has lost some of its initial steam. This may eventually happen torepparttar 136851 roasting and grilling trend as well.

Other trends inrepparttar 136852 food world include more regional ethnic foods. For instance, Italian food has been big for years, but now food magazines and cookbooks feature Umbrian, Tuscan, and Sicilian food. Food manufacturing companies are starting to jump on this bandwagon as well.

Culinary Salary

Written by Dilip Shaw

Preface: This article will help you knowrepparttar salaries most people get after completing their culinary degrees. Please understand that this is an estimated figure and your exact salary may differ from what is written here.

Article updated: Jan 2005

What isrepparttar 136845 salary range for graduates of culinary school? Your diploma will certainly give you an advantage over non-culinary school graduates. College graduates earn on average about $15,000 more per year than non-college graduates. Remember your level of experience and geographic location will influence your salary.

Average pay ranges inrepparttar 136846 United States: Executive Chef: between $48,000 and $80,000 per year.

Pastry Chef: between $30,000 and $64,000 per year.

Food Scientist: between $42,000 and $63,000 per year.

Food Writer: between $40,000 and $54,000 per year.

Restaurant Manager: between $34,000 and $60,000 per year.

Sous-Chef: between $30,000 and $45,000 per year.

Hospitality Manager: between $30,000 and $42,000 per year.

Cook: between $28,000 and $32,000 per year.

Sources: National Restaurant Association,, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and January 2002.

Job Descriptions Executive chef: Executive chefs are highly skilled professionals with over eight years of cooking experience. They managerepparttar 136847 kitchen staff, plan menus, order supplies and ingredients, and oversee all food preparation and cooking.

Fast food cook: Fast food cooks prepare a limited selection of menu items in fast-food restaurants. They cook and package batches of food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.

Food scientist: Food scientists apply scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of food.

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