Interested in becoming a Chef? Here are some movies, games, and books & magazines we recommend you check out!
Ratatouille: “I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto, “Anyone can cook.” But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist can come from anywhere” (Anton Ego, 2007)
Chef: Here’s a chef trying to get back on his feet with his new food-truck business. Watch as he creates a delicious, mouth-watering Cubano sandwich
The Hundred Foot-Journey: Ever dreamed of owning your very own Michelin star (or two, or three) restaurant? Watch this self-taught chef take on the challenge of acquiring his stars.
Diner Dash: Try out running your own diner! Learn how to time-manage and create a strategy when running a restaurant.
Restaurant City: Become the boss of a restaurant and deliver quality service! Make friends, trade ingredients, and continue expanding your restaurant!
ChefVille: Check out this multiplayer simulator game and create your dream restaurant! From design to restaurant management, get a glimpse of what restauranteur’s do
Order Up!: Make your own signature dish and try to impress food critics! Another restaurateur game for you!
Books & Magazines
No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach (by Anthony Bourdain): Check out Anthoney Bourdains food journy as he travels country to country beginning in New Zealand and back to New Jersey.
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs (by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. Learn how to season to perfection. This is one of the most ‘must read’ culinary books out there! Check it out and get some inspiration.
Cooking Light Magazine: More of a magazine person? Check out Cooking Light Magazine and get to learn new recipes, nutrition tips, healthy guides, and more!
Food Network Magazine: Check out some of your favorite Chefs from behind the scenes in the Food Network Magazines!
Having fun so far? Check out our Career Conversation section and watch a video of an executive Chef speak about his work and academic journey! Learn what a Chef does day in and day out! Click here to find out more.