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Food careers vary greatly. There are many different types of chefs who work with food, plus countless other positions which don't involve preparing food. Learn all about the different food careers out there here on HowStuffWorks.
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Top 10 Celebrity Chefs

Movie stars, musicians and professional athletes have had the celebrity corner locked down for decades. But these days, there's a new breed of celebrity that wields a whisk and a wooden spoon instead of a guitar or baseball bat.

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  • Catering Quiz
    Catering Quiz

    There are many things that people look for in a good catering service. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to catering? Take this quiz and find out! See more »

  • Chef or Quarterback
    Chef or Quarterback

    What do Peyton Manning and Rachael Ray have in common? Well, let's just say the art of leading a kitchen and the art of leading a football team aren't as different as you might think. See if you can guess who said each of these quotes -- a chef or a quarterback? Good luck! See more »

  • How to Become a Chef
    How to Become a Chef

    The big shot chefs on TV make cooking seem so glamorous. And they also make it look so easy. What does it take to become chief of cuisine at a restaurant? See more »

  • How to Become a Sommelier
    How to Become a Sommelier

    If you're a wine buff, you may have a surprising number of careers open to you. A sommelier is one of the most prestigious. So how do you make it happen? See more »

  • How to Get Your Big Break into the Baking Business
    How to Get Your Big Break into the Baking Business

    So you have a recipe that your friends swoon over, and you're looking for a career change. Or, maybe you're getting back into the working world but want to be your own boss. How do you get your big break? See more »

  • Knife Skills Quiz
    Knife Skills Quiz

    Some knife skills are easier than others. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to handling a knife? Take this quiz and find out! See more »

  • Plating Techniques the Pros Use
    Plating Techniques the Pros Use

    Special occasions call for extra effort -- think about prom dresses, bridal gowns and anniversary outfits. Food is no different. Sometimes it needs to look especially good -- and that's where plating comes in. See more »

  • Top 10 Celebrity Chefs
    Top 10 Celebrity Chefs

    Movie stars, musicians and professional athletes have had the celebrity corner locked down for decades. But these days, there's a new breed of celebrity that wields a whisk and a wooden spoon instead of a guitar or baseball bat. See more »

  • Top 10 Knife Skills
    Top 10 Knife Skills

    Can you slice and dice like a professional chef? If not, you're not alone. But the best chefs know that there's more to knife skills than how to julienne. See more »

  • Top 5 Chocolatiers from Around the World
    Top 5 Chocolatiers from Around the World

    Anybody can satiate a sudden chocolate craving with a bar from the local grocery. But where do true addicts buy their chocolate? See more »

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