Careers in Foodservice

Reading Guide

Use Notes When you read, keep a notepad handy. Whenever you come upon a section or term you are unfamiliar with, write the word or question on the paper. After you have finished the section, look up the terms or try to answer your questions based on what you have read.

Content Vocabulary

Read to Learn

Key Concepts

• Describe different food production and service opportunities.

• Examine career opportunities related to food production and service.

Main Idea

There are a variety of job opportunities available in the food industry. In addition to food production, there are also jobs in service, management, and other areas.

Academic Vocabulary

Graphic Organizer

As you read, use a wheel like this one to help you remember the five basic positions in the kitchen brigade. In each section of the wheel, name one position.

• kitchen brigade

• dining room

• cross-train


• line cook/

j restaurant

station cook


• sous chef

• purchaser

• pastry chef

• vendor

• prep cook

• sales rep

• garde manger


• executive chef

j certification

• research chef

j entry-level

• culinary scientist

• apprentice

• foodservice

• job rotation


• internship

• catering director

• kitchen manager

Graphic Organizer

Go to this book's Online Learning Center at for a printable graphic organizer.

English Language Arts

NCTE 4 Use written language to communicate effectively.

t .1 Mathematics

NCTM Problem Solving

Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.

i r Social Studies

NCSS IIC Time, Continuity, and Change Identify and describe significant historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures.

NCSS V C Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

Describe the various forms institutions take, and explain how they develop and change over time.

NCTE National Council of Teachers of English

NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NSES National Science Education Standards

NCSS National Council for the Social Studies

Calm Authority A restaurant host must remain calm, especially during peak dining times. What other service staff opportunities are available in foodservice?

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