New York, NY (March 15, 2005) - StarChefs.com, the magazine for culinary insiders, announced that it will host the JobFinder Career Fair in conjunction with the upcoming Rising Stars Revue in New York City on April 26, 2005. Unlike most newspaper classifieds and general job websites, StarChefs.com attracts readers who are dedicated and qualified culinary professionals, not perpetual jobseekers. The JobFinder Career Fair will offer leading hospitality employers an opportunity to recruit top food and beverage talent.
“The biggest issue facing hospitality companies today is that they can’t find quality employees; the second is that they can’t keep them,” says Antoinette Bruno, CEO and editor-in-chief of StarChefs.com. “The Career Fair addresses these issues by providing a one-stop destination for employers and qualified jobseekers to come together and be educated together.”
StarChefs.com has always focused on providing culinary professionals with a collaborative environment to learn from their peers and to advance their careers by offering the “How to Make It” career seminar before each Rising Stars Revue. In New York City, StarChefs has added the JobFinder Career Fair to the programming in order to bring hospitality employers and jobseekers together.
“Our readers look to StarChefs JobFinder for the next step in building their career,” says Bruno. “Now with the Career Fair they will have an opportunity to interact face-to-face with the city’s top hospitality employers.”
Participants in the Career Fair will be invited to attend StarChefs Industry-Only After-Party that takes place after the Rising Stars Revue. The after-party is an ideal networking opportunity for chefs, kitchen crews, press, and other industry professionals.
• April 26th, 2005: 10 am – 3 pm
• ‘How to Make It” Career Seminar: 10 am-11 am
• JobFinder Career Fair: 11:30 am-3 pm
• Flatiron Studio: 33 West 19th Street, New York
• The event will be FREE to attendees and complimentary beverages will be available
StarChefs also provides aspiring professionals with the opportunity to attend the New England Culinary Institute through the “StarChefs Rising Stars Scholarship Fund”. A total of $80,000 in scholarships will be awarded towards attending the prestigious New England Culinary Institute. For more information on these scholarships, please go to www.starchefs.com/chefs/rising_stars/scholarship.shtml.
StarChefs.com™ is an award-winning online culinary magazine, serving the foodservice industry and food aficionados since 1995. It is both a backstage pass to the celebrity chef world for food and wine-savvy consumers and an essential information resource for aspiring professional chefs. StarChefs.com™ features 25,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates monthly traffic of over 14.6 million hits a month. It has won Best of the Web awards from, among others, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Brill's Content, and Lycos. Its Board of Advisors is made up of 20 of the country’s most influential chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Norman Van Aken, Todd English, Marcus Samuelsson and Bobby Flay. StarChefs JobFinder is the leading niche job board for the hospitality industry, featuring cutting edge, interactive classifieds technology.
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For more details on the Rising Stars Revue, go to www.starchefs.com/risingstars or contact 2911 Productions, Inc. directly at 703.549.0585 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.