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COOKING SCHOOL OWNER: The Food Business In General Is Great

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Olivier a Cooking School Owner and Teacher, describes his job running a cooking school and teaching people how to understand food and what to do with it. It's a fun job, it's all about cooking, eating and sometimes drinking.

Job Title: Cooking School Owner and Teacher
Employer: Kitchen On Fire

Job Summary: Chefs and Cooks

Job Description

Chefs and cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants or other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

A growing number of chefs and head cooks receive formal training at community colleges, technical schools, culinary arts schools, and 2-year or 4-year institutions. Students in culinary programs spend most of their time in kitchens practicing their cooking skills. These programs cover all aspects of kitchen work, including menu planning, food sanitation procedures, and purchasing and inventory methods. Most formal training programs also require students to get experience in a commercial kitchen through an internship, apprenticeship, or out-placement program.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Culinary Federation.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Leadership ability, Teamwork, Organizational skills, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Associate degree
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m='12100'>have</span> <span m='12890'>ailments.</span> </p><p><span m='14430'>We do</span> <span m='14490'>nutrition</span> <span m='14840'>classes.</span> <span m='15330'>I</span> <span m='15390'>do--</span> <span m='15640'>I'm a</span> <span m='16560'>certified</span> <span m='16800'>nutrition</span> <span m='17210'>consultant</span> <span m='17750'>also.</span> <span m='19250'>I</span> <span m='19380'>help</span> <span m='19660'>a</span> <span m='19680'>lot</span> <span m='19830'>of</span> <span m='19900'>people</span> <span m='20260'>understanding</span> <span m='20780'>food</span> <span m='21200'>and</span> <span m='21310'>how</span> <span m='21480'>to--</span> <span m='22530'>what</span> <span m='22670'>to</span> <span m='22720'>do with</span> <span m='22870'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='23630'>Mostly,</span> <span m='24210'>I</span> <span m='24290'>prepare</span> <span m='24740'>my</span> <span m='24880'>classes,</span> <span m='26190'>the</span> <span m='26340'>teachers,</span> <span m='27680'>my</span> <span m='28210'>schedule</span> <span m='28570'>for</span> <span m='28680'>the</span> <span m='28770'>week.</span> <span m='29530'>Do</span> <span m='29660'>my own sh--</span> <span m='30040'>all</span> <span m='30190'>my</span> <span m='30290'>shopping.</span> <span m='30730'>I</span> <span m='30810'>buy</span> <span m='31000'>fresh</span> <span m='31360'>every</span> <span m='31510'>day,</span> <span m='31670'>so</span> <span m='32030'>I have to</span> <span m='32299'>basically</span> <span m='32650'>just</span> <span m='33275'>plan</span> <span m='33740'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='35350'>I</span> <span m='35560'>do</span> <span m='35710'>my</span> <span m='35890'>office</span> <span m='36150'>work,</span> <span m='36670'>work</span> <span m='36960'>on</span> <span m='37390'>whatever</span> <span m='37570'>project</span> <span m='38040'>needs</span> <span m='38240'>to</span> <span m='38350'>come</span> <span m='38520'>out.</span> <span m='39040'>I mean,</span> <span m='39290'>the</span> <span m='39420'>day is</span> <span m='39870'>pretty full.</span> <span m='40390'>I</span> <span m='40490'>work,</span> <span m='40750'>I</span> <span m='41110'>don't know,</span> <span m='41830'>14,</span> <span m='41940'>16</span> <span m='42270'>hours</span> <span m='42460'>a</span> <span m='42510'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='43190'>But</span> <span m='43620'>it's a</span> <span m='43800'>fun</span> <span m='43970'>job.</span> <span m='45200'>It's a fun job.</span> <span m='45550'>It's</span> <span m='45720'>all</span> <span m='45800'>about</span> <span m='46050'>cooking,</span> <span m='47090'>but</span> <span m='47550'>eating</span> <span m='48200'>and</span> <span m='49210'>sometimes</span> <span m='49610'>drinking.</span> <span m='50720'>I</span> <span m='50860'>started</span> <span m='51110'>with</span> <span m='51240'>my</span> <span m='51360'>mom</span> <span m='51740'>when</span> <span m='51870'>I</span> <span m='51890'>was</span> <span m='52050'>15,</span> <span m='52580'>and</span> <span m='52890'>I've</span> <span m='52930'>been</span> <span m='53210'>in</span> <span m='53260'>the</span> <span m='53470'>restaurant</span> <span m='53560'>business</span> <span m='53880'>for</span> <span m='54290'>all my</span> <span m='54440'>life.</span> <span m='55830'>My</span> <span m='55970'>mom's</span> <span m='56340'>side</span> <span m='56780'>was</span> <span m='57040'>in</span> <span m='57120'>the</span> <span m='57210'>restaurant</span> <span m='57480'>business</span> <span m='57670'>since</span> <span m='58080'>1750s,</span> <span m='59090'>and</span> <span m='59240'>I</span> <span m='59290'>just</span> <span m='59870'>basically</span> <span m='60940'>was</span> <span m='61130'>born</span> <span m='61460'>in</span> <span m='61670'>it,</span> <span m='61800'>literally.</span> </p><p><span m='62684'>You said</span> <span m='63126'>1750s</span> <span m='64010'>or 1950s?</span> </p><p><span m='64900'>1750s.</span> </p><p><span m='66214'>Your mom--</span> </p><p><span m='66611'>1-7-5-0.</span> </p><p><span m='68040'>Oh wow.</span> </p><p><span m='68900'>My</span> <span m='69030'>mom,</span> <span m='69250'>my</span> <span m='69360'>grandmother,</span> <span m='69850'>my</span> <span m='70320'>great</span> <span m='70630'>grandmother.</span> <span m='72240'>Such a</span> <span m='72560'>woman's--</span> <span m='73450'>it</span> <span m='73530'>was</span> <span m='73670'>all</span> <span m='73720'>woman</span> <span m='74240'>job.</span> <span m='74550'>I'm</span> <span m='74750'>the</span> <span m='74840'>first</span> <span m='75200'>boy</span> <span m='75860'>in</span> <span m='76000'>the</span> <span m='76080'>whole</span> <span m='76486'>lineage.</span> </p><p><span m='78990'>I</span> <span m='79090'>work</span> <span m='79350'>in</span> <span m='79450'>France,</span> <span m='80540'>Spain,</span> <span m='81080'>here,</span> <span m='81620'>opened</span> <span m='81900'>several</span> <span m='82280'>restaurants.</span> <span m='82730'>The</span> <span m='82810'>last</span> <span m='83100'>one</span> <span m='83220'>was</span> <span m='83580'>down</span> <span m='83830'>next door</span> <span m='84230'>to</span> <span m='84530'>Kitchen On</span> <span m='84900'>Fire.</span> <span m='85250'>And</span> <span m='85420'>then</span> <span m='85860'>I'm</span> <span m='86000'>now</span> <span m='86275'>at</span> <span m='86550'>Kitchen</span> <span m='86750'>On</span> <span m='86910'>Fire</span> <span m='88110'>teaching</span> <span m='88410'>every</span> <span m='88580'>day,</span> <span m='88790'>basically,</span> <span m='89400'>and</span> <span m='89700'>having</span> <span m='89960'>lots</span> <span m='90190'>of</span> <span m='90280'>fun,</span> <span m='90890'>as</span> <span m='91020'>you</span> <span m='91070'>can</span> <span m='91210'>imagine.</span> </p><p><span m='92390'>It's in</span> <span m='92540'>my</span> <span m='92720'>blood,</span> <span m='92810'>really.</span> <span m='93780'>What</span> <span m='94180'>do</span> <span m='94250'>I</span> <span m='94360'>learn</span> <span m='94670'>new?</span> <span m='98290'>You</span> <span m='98400'>know,</span> <span m='98520'>nothing.</span> <span m='99996'>I mean,</span> <span m='100484'>nothing.</span> </p><p><span m='101460'>I'm</span> <span m='101610'>learning</span> <span m='101880'>every</span> <span m='102050'>day,</span> <span m='102510'>but</span> <span m='102770'>the</span> <span m='103030'>fact</span> <span m='103330'>is,</span> <span m='104860'>the</span> <span m='104960'>same</span> <span m='105370'>techniques</span> <span m='106110'>we were</span> <span m='106340'>applying</span> <span m='106650'>before,</span> <span m='107090'>I'd</span> <span m='107230'>apply</span> <span m='107490'>today.</span> <span m='108680'>And</span> <span m='109250'>about</span> <span m='109620'>food,</span> <span m='110040'>the</span> <span m='110120'>thing</span> <span m='110410'>is,</span> <span m='110570'>I</span> <span m='110670'>have</span> <span m='110780'>not</span> <span m='111100'>learned</span> <span m='111370'>much.</span> <span m='111980'>Basically,</span> <span m='112450'>the</span> <span m='112610'>idea</span> <span m='112840'>is,</span> <span m='113070'>the</span> <span m='113240'>better</span> <span m='113550'>the</span> <span m='113670'>food</span> <span m='114210'>and</span> <span m='114370'>the better</span> <span m='114650'>the</span> <span m='114930'>ingredients,</span> <span m='115440'>the</span> <span m='115550'>better</span> <span m='116140'>the</span> <span m='116860'>result</span> <span m='117220'>is</span> <span m='117320'>going</span> <span m='117420'>to</span> <span m='117480'>be</span> <span m='117670'>in</span> <span m='117750'>the</span> <span m='117850'>cooking.</span> <span m='118260'>So</span> <span m='119390'>when</span> <span m='119510'>you</span> <span m='119570'>search</span> <span m='119850'>for</span> <span m='119960'>food</span> <span m='120370'>or</span> <span m='120450'>you</span> <span m='120550'>go</span> <span m='120710'>buy</span> <span m='120920'>food</span> <span m='121500'>to</span> <span m='121630'>cook</span> <span m='121820'>it,</span> <span m='121960'>you</span> <span m='122190'>need</span> <span m='122430'>to</span> <span m='122570'>buy</span> <span m='122770'>the</span> <span m='122900'>best</span> <span m='123175'>food</span> <span m='123450'>possible.</span> <span m='124020'>It</span> <span m='124220'>will</span> <span m='124340'>come</span> <span m='124550'>out</span> <span m='124680'>just</span> <span m='125127'>perfect.</span> </p><p><span m='126470'>Teaching</span> <span m='126840'>is</span> <span m='127020'>a</span> <span m='127160'>little</span> <span m='127230'>more</span> <span m='127550'>difficult</span> <span m='127810'>than</span> <span m='128509'>chef.</span> <span m='128990'>I</span> <span m='129070'>mean,</span> <span m='129240'>it</span> <span m='129550'>needs</span> <span m='129740'>a</span> <span m='129810'>little</span> <span m='130050'>training.</span> <span m='130419'>It's</span> <span m='130530'>no</span> <span m='130639'>big</span> <span m='130759'>deal.</span> </p><p><span m='132070'>But</span> <span m='132180'>it's</span> <span m='132360'>a</span> <span m='132410'>really</span> <span m='132740'>cool</span> <span m='133050'>job.</span> <span m='133620'>Food</span> <span m='134110'>business</span> <span m='134520'>in</span> <span m='134670'>general</span> <span m='135000'>is</span> <span m='135150'>great.</span> <span m='135390'>I</span> <span m='135500'>would</span> <span m='135760'>not</span> <span m='136080'>change</span> <span m='136470'>forever.</span> </p><p><span m='137030'>I've</span> <span m='137250'>done</span> <span m='137420'>that for</span> <span m='137710'>about</span> <span m='137920'>40</span> <span m='138140'>years,</span> <span m='138590'>and</span> <span m='139210'>I</span> <span m='139300'>love</span> <span m='139510'>it.</span> <span m='139770'>I've opened</span> <span m='140060'>many</span> <span m='140260'>bars,</span> <span m='140590'>many</span> <span m='140910'>restaurants.</span> <span m='142670'>It's</span> <span m='142880'>one</span> <span m='143210'>of</span> <span m='143340'>the</span> <span m='143700'>most</span> <span m='144150'>fun</span> <span m='144640'>job you can</span> <span m='144880'>have.</span> </p><p><span m='145590'>It's</span> <span m='145850'>not</span> <span m='146040'>for</span> <span m='146180'>the</span> <span m='146290'>money,</span> <span m='147000'>like</span> <span m='147280'>we</span> <span m='147460'>said.</span> <span m='147670'>And</span> <span m='147950'>it's</span> <span m='148090'>true.</span> <span m='148600'>But</span> <span m='148970'>you</span> <span m='149090'>make</span> <span m='149300'>enough</span> <span m='149630'>money</span> <span m='149920'>to</span> <span m='150340'>live</span> <span m='150650'>off.</span> <span m='150950'>And</span> <span m='151150'>that's</span> <span m='151440'>pretty</span> <span m='151610'>much</span> <span m='151810'>about</span> <span m='151970'>it.</span> </p>","file":{"id":331011,"video_id":"2985025113001","name":"1684-Olivier-p-CookingInstructorOwner","duration":152602,"thumbnail_url":null}});