A Culinary Career: Beyond the Backyard Barbeque

Grilling Tips for Aspiring Culinary Artists

  • Make sure the grill is the right temperature by holding your hands five to six inches above the coals--the sooner you have to move it, the hotter it is; in general, three seconds means high heat, and seven seconds means low heat
  • If you need more than one temperature to cook different items at the same time, pile most of your coals on one side of the grill for high- and low-heat regions
  • Use tongs or a spatula to turn meats, as stabbing with a fork or knife will cause a loss of natural juices
  • Have all other dishes ready before you start grilling to ensure that your full attention is on the barbeque

These are just a few tips to help make your Memorial Day barbeque restaurant-caliber. If cooking is something you'd like to devote your attention to full-time, in a culinary career or restaurant jobs, consider taking classes at one of many culinary institutes around the country.

Getting Restaurant Jobs: The Importance of Culinary Institutes

There are many culinary institutes that can help you launch your restaurant career by preparing you for various chef jobs in the kitchen. Getting a formal culinary education will teach you the basics of cooking--you'll learn about baking techniques, creating delectable sauces, nutrition and sanitation, and much more.

So take your culinary talents beyond the backyard barbeque, and launch a delicious career.