Finding a job in today’s economy is tough. Obtaining entry level jobs is tougher than an over cooked steak. The key to finding job in the world of hospitality and food is thinking differently than the other applicants. The number one way to find employment is by actively being interested in a company. So why not use five original ways of seeking a job.
The are five different places to seek culinary job openings are through:
- Beer and Liquor license applications
- Business license applications
- Tourism Bureaus
- Community Websites
- Culinary Forums
Beer and Liquor license applications can always be viewed by the public. Most County offices will have a database where these applications are filed. The same can be said for business license applications. Most county offices keep a database where FBN are kept. Every company has to obtain a Fictitious Business Name unless the business is using a personal name.
Many large cities maintain a Tourism Bureau. The purpose is to help tourist and business travelers find the things that they need on their trips. Take the time to stop into the local tourism bureau and ask about new restaurants or cafes in the area. At times, cities will produce a magazine like Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and The New Yorker to promote businesses.
If a job in the world of culinary arts is needed then becoming part of the community is important. Companies have created websites catering specifically to the world of food. Websites like Poached and We Are Chefs offer job listings. Poached has a listing in almost every major city.
Along with websites that cater to the culinary world, forums are a great place to stay connected. Sites like Egullet and Cheftalk have hundreds of members. Many are willing to share advice about the industry and inform people about openings at their current job.