At the Chef's Table: Culinary Creativity in Elite by Vanina Leschziner

By Vanina Leschziner

This e-book is ready the artistic paintings of cooks at most sensible eating places in long island and San Francisco. in keeping with interviews with cooks and statement in eating place kitchens, the ebook explores the query of ways and why cooks make offerings in regards to the dishes they wear their menus. It solutions this query by way of analyzing an entire diversity of parts, together with cooks' careers, eating place rankings and reports, social networks, how cooks take into consideration nutrients and pass approximately growing new dishes, and the way prestige impacts their paintings and careers.
Chefs at best eating places face competing pressures to convey advanced and artistic dishes, and navigate industry forces to run a ecocnomic enterprise in an with really excessive bills and coffee revenue margins. making a distinct and unique culinary kind lets them stand out available in the market, yet making the general foodstuff that many purchasers wish guarantees that they could remain in enterprise. cooks needs to make offerings among those competing pressures. In explaining how they accomplish that, this booklet makes use of the case research of excessive food to research, extra regularly, how humans in inventive occupations navigate a context that's rife with uncertainty, excessive pressures, and contradicting forces.

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