October 26, 2005 Issue 90


Jobseeker Newsletter
brought to you by www.starchefsjobfinder.com

IN THIS ISSUE
  1. Have you or someone you know received a promotion or pay raise in the last 90 days? Tell us your story.
  2. Top 10 Jobs on StarChefs JobFinder
  3. Announcing the 2005 Chicago Rising Stars!
  4. Pastry Chefs Get in the Halloween Spirit
  5. Cool Careers: Robert Simmelink, Executive Chef for Alto-Shaam, Inc.
  6. Take the StarChefs Culinary Arts Trends Survey
  7. StarChefs.com Is Currently On the Lookout for Rising Stars in Los Angeles
  8. JobSeeker Interview Tip: Be Honest
  9. Chef Paul Virant of Vie in Western Springs, IL Interview Question and Tip
  10. New England Culinary Institute will host a Regional Information Session
  11. Rumbles & Murmurs: Share Your News with StarChefs
The Magazine for Culinary Insiders. Visit www.starchefs.com
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1. Have you or someone you know received a promotion or pay raise in the last 90 days? Tell us your story.

StarChefs is interested in hearing about how and why foodservice employees are advancing in the workplace. If you or someone you know landed a job on StarChefs Jobfinder and have received a pay increase or been promoted in the last 90 days, write to us and tell your story. Please click on the following link and fill out our questionnaire http://www.starchefs.com/survey/takesurvey.php?id=421

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2. Top 10 Jobs on StarChefs Jobfinder
  • Executive Chef
    Looking for qualified and creative chef to complete well known California restaurant
    Border Grill/Cuidad
    California

  • General Manager
    GM Opportunity at Fine Dining Restaurant
    Lark Creek Inn
    California

  • Chef de Partie
    Top Chef Needed in Los Angeles
    HRC International
    California

  • Assistant Stewarding Manager
    Luxury San Francisco Hotel is Seeking Someone with F&B Experience
    Westin St. Francis
    California

  • Banquet Cook
    Cooks Wanted at Top Destination Resort
    Vail Cascade Resort
    Colorado

  • Dining Room Manager
    Award-Winning Restaurant Seeking Manager with Experience
    Susanna Foo
    Pennsylvania

  • Chef de Cuisine
    Experienced Chef Wanted for Upscale Restaurant
    Anonymous
    Georgia

  • Information Systems Manager
    Join Danny Meyer's Acclaimed Team in New York
    Union Square Hospitality Group
    New York

  • Sommelier
    James Beard Award-Winning Chef Seeking Top Sommelier
    JOEL Restaurant
    Georgia

  • Hostperson
    Hostperson Position Available at Luxury Lakeside Retreat
    The Woodmark Hotel
    Washington

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3. Announcing the 2005 Chicago Rising Stars!

StarChefs.com is proud to announce the 2005 Chicago Rising Stars. This list represents the brightest up-and-coming culinary stars from the top restaurants in Chicago. Join us as we celebrate their talents with a gala walk-around tasting on December 13th at The Fairmont Chicago Hotel, from 7-9pm. Tickets are $85 per person in advance, $95 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to
http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/rising_stars/2005/chicago/html/index.shtml

Honorees include:
Homaro Cantu - Moto
Graham Elliot Bowles - Avenues at the Peninsula Hotel
Paul Verant - Vie
Missy Robbins - Spiaggia
Gene Kato - Japonais
Todd Stein - mk
Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds - Lula Café
Pastry Chef Tara Lane - Blackbird
Pastry Chef Mindy Segal - Hot Chocolate
Pastry Chef Alex Stupak - Alinea
Bar Chef Adam Seger- Nacional 27
Sommelier Fernando Beteta - NoMi at the Park Hyatt Hotel
Host Chef Noah Bekofsky - Aria at The Fairmont Chicago Hotel

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4. Pastry Chefs Get in the Halloween Spirit

Children aren't the only ones who enjoy a little Halloween merriment - host an adult-only late night dessert fest, featuring fun and sophisticated pastry creations. Pastry Chefs Liz Steffey of Andaluca at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, Karen DeMasco of Craft in New York, and Angela Tustin of Plate in Philadelphia share their sweet recipes to get in the spirit of All Hallow's Eve. Read more.

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5. Cool Careers: Robert Simmelink, Executive Chef for Alto-Shaam, Inc.

As Executive Chef and Business Development Manager for Alto-Shaam Inc., a leading foodservice equipment manufacturer, Robert Simmelink wears many different hats and loves them all. Testing, teaching, designing, and consulting, Robert rarely has a routine day. Read more.

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6. Take the StarChefs Culinary Arts Trends Survey

Take the StarChefs.com Culinary Trends Questionnaire and tell us your thoughts on emerging trends in culinary arts. You do not have to be an executive chef to complete this survey; we encourage all culinary professionals to participate. The questions will take only a few moments of your time, and the results will be posted on StarChefs.com to inform you and fellow professionals. Go to
http://www.starchefs.com/survey/takesurvey.php?id=281

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7. StarChefs.com Is Currently On the Lookout for Rising Stars in Los Angeles

StarChefs.com is accepting nominations for Los Angeles Rising Stars. These industry awards recognize the country's top up-and-coming chefs, pastry chefs, bar chefs and sommeliers who demonstrate exceptional ability, motivation, and the potential to have a positive impact on the culinary field. To nominate any chef, pastry chef, bar chef or sommelier in Los Angeles, go to
http://www.starchefs.com/survey/takesurvey.php?id=141

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8. JobSeeker Interview Tip: Be Honest

Being honest with a recruiter about past jobs shows integrity and sincerity. This doesn't mean you have to highlight all of the negative details about a past employer but rather find ways to put a positive spin on a previous situation. If you are coming from a bad experience, talk about what you learned and how you have become stronger as a result.

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9. Chef Interview Question and Tip

Chef Paurl Virant of Vie in Western Springs, IL

Interview Question:
What is your favorite book?

Tip:
Read a lot. Learn all of the steps - be willing to do grunt work. Don't move ahead too fast and know what you are getting yourself into.
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10. New England Culinary Institute Will Host A Regional Information Session

New England Culinary Institute will host a Regional Information Session on Sunday, November 13, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Two West Street. It will be hosted by NECI graduates and instructors to enable prospective culinary students to learn about the the school's unique "learn-it-by-living-it" philosophy right in their own backyards. The events are free and reservations are required. To reserve space, contact 877-223-6324 or admissions@neci.edu. Visit http://www.neci.edu/information.html

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11. Rumbles & Murmurs: Share Your Breaking News with StarChefs

StarChefs.com wants news from your culinary community! If you are changing restaurant jobs, know of recent restaurant openings/closings, or have other exciting news, submit it for inclusion in Rumbles & Murmurs.

To submit your Rumble, click on the link below:
http://www.starchefs.com/newsform.php

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12. Jobseeker Referral

Do you know someone who needs a job but doesn't know where to look? Refer them to StarChefs.com JobFinder. When you log in to your JobSeeker Account, select the option to Refer a Friend and submit their e-mail addresses. Don't worry; they'll thank you later.

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Newsletter Editor: Colleen E. Richardson
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