A reputation for serving good food is essential to the success of
any restaurant or hotel, whether it offers exotic cuisine or hamburgers.
Chefs and cooks are largely responsible
for establishing and maintaining this reputation.
In general, chefs and cooks measure,
mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes. In the course of
their work they use a variety
of pots, pans, cutlery, and other equipment, including ovens, broilers,
grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders. Chefs
and cooks often
are responsible for directing the work of other kitchen workers,
estimating food requirements, and ordering food supplies.
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Working in the hospitality industry can be challenging. Guests
can be rude, the holiday rush is nightmarish, and the hours
are long. Hotel workers must put the needs of their guests first
a sunny and accommodating disposition at
Although in the past, most Hotel
Managers have been hired from
food and beverage, front desk, housekeeping, and sales positions
without formal education, employers now give hiring preference
to individuals with degrees in hotel
and restaurant management.
Internships and part-time jobs also give a step up when it comes
to getting hired for a management-track position. Graduates of
hotel or restaurant management programs
usually start as trainee assistant managers or at least advance
to such positions quickly.
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Travel and Tourism
Tourists and business people often utilize travel
agents to sort out the many travel options available. Travel
agents assess their needs and help them make the best possible
travel arrangements. Many major cruise lines, resorts, and specialty
travel groups use travel agents
to promote travel packages to millions of people every year.
In general, travel agents give advice on destinations and make
arrangements for transportation, hotel accommodations, car rentals,
tours, and recreation. They also may advise on weather conditions,
restaurants, tourist attractions, and recreation. For international
travel, agents also provide information on customs regulations,
required papers (passports, visas, and certificates of vaccination),
and currency exchange rates.
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