The popularity of “Top Chef,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Iron Chef America,” “Cupcake Wars,” “Chopped” and my favorite “Food Network Star” proves that the food scene remains on the forefront of entertainment.
The astounding fall lineup of new food shows, thousands of food blogs, new cookbooks and the big-screen movies about food and chefs, support the fact that people are hungry to learn more about cooking.
Food TV shows have elevated the awareness of the industry as a viable profession. Once August arrives, and school is on the front burner of people’s minds, I receive dozens of phone calls about how to get started in the culinary and hospitality fields.
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