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The MAD Feed
MAD is a word taken from the Danish word for “food” and MADFeed.co is not-for-profit website that ‘aims to improve the restaurant trade and serve as a resource on food culture’. MAD hosts events an provides an online community where chefs get together to share knowledge and ideas.

CIA Pro Chef
A comprehensive website from the Culinary Institute of America offering menu ideas as well as e-learning, training and certification programs.

Chefs.Com is a recruitment site owned by Career Education Corporation which also owns The Cordon Bleu cooking school at chefs.edu.

This is another Monster.Com site for the culinary field – it lists nearly all of the cooking schools and culinary arts programs you can think of.

Salaries for Executive Chefs
Provides some estimates of what executive chefs are paid; search by region, by experience and by size of employer.

Youth Worker Safety in Restaurants
If you hire any teenagers then visit this OSHA site that outlines rules and hazards for teen workers and employers in the restaurant industry.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that govern most workplace situations including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

DOL Career Guide
The Department of Labor publishes this career guide for Chefs and Head Cooks that provides an overview of the industry; they also publish a broader guide titled ‘Food Services and Drinking Places‘.

The Culinary Institute of America
Known as CIA, The Culinary Institute of America is a leading culinary college with campuses in New York, California and Texas.

CIA Prochefs
This website is dedicated to the Professional Education division of the Culinary Institute of America which offer professional training courses and certification programs.

NRN Job Plate
The online job site hosted by Nation’s Restaurant News provides listings of openings exclusive to the restaurant business.

ProStart/Choose Restaurants
ProStart is the National Restaurant Association’s career program for high school students who are interested in culinary arts and foodservice management.

Labor Law Center Restaurant Page
Another helpful outline of all of the legal issues associated with hiring and managing staff and selling food.