Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jobs Times Two

On Wednesday, March 23, the school opened its doors once again to some of the top restaurants, caterers, magazines and other food companies at our semi-annual career fair in New York City.

And as Chef Annette so aptly posted on her twitter account that day, "@ career fair today. 5 years of former students & friends on both sides of the tables. I'm a very proud teacher today!"

It's amazing to walk the halls and see such an impressive network of companies and students coming together for the benefit of both. Friends of the school and former students come back year after year, providing excellent opportunities for those students taking their turn at starting out fresh in the industry.

The fair filled L'Ecole, the 4th floor classroom, and most of the 4th floor kitchens.

There was also an exciting addition to this year's career fair. On Monday, March 28, the school followed up our NYC career fair with one at our new California campus. The inaugural career fair went extremely well. Students and staff were both pleased with the employers who came to the school. The visiting employers were in turn impressed with the professionalism exhibited by the students.

Now, with one fair behind them, the career services team in California is looking forward to their next career fair in the fall (mark those calendars for Wednesday, September 21!)

Foreground: Joey Elentario, executive chef of Mountain Views’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Chez TJ, reviews notes with his colleague. Middle: Deanna Kang, representative from Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, shares info. about the professional organization. Background: Emily Richard, director of Bumble, speaks to interested attendees about the new café and play space in downtown Los Altos.

Participating Employers included:

New York City:
21 Club
Abigail Kirsch/Pier Sixty
B.R. Guest Restaurants
Food Truck Franchise Group
The Hurricane Club
The James Beard Foundation
The Meatball Shop
Patina Restaurant Group
Wellness in the Schools
Blue Hill/Blue Hill at Stone Barns
The Breslin/The John Dory
The Dinex Group
Nobu 57
Park Avenue Spring
Seeds in the Middle
Club Med
Food Arts
Indiana Market & Catering
MARC Restaurants
Shake Shack
Sweet Bliss
Union Square Hospitality Group
Bar Baque
NYY Steak
Pierre NY
Rouge Tomate
The Water Club
Frankie's Spuntino/Prime Meats
The Harrison
La Petite Maison NYC
Maloney & Porcelli
Mercer Kitchen
Sheraton Brooklyn/Aloft
Marlow & Sons
Quality Meats
New York Women's Culinary Alliance
Advanced Studies at The International Culinary Center

Campbell, California:
Acrobat Outsourcing
Bacchus Management Group (Café des Amis, Mayfiled Bakery 7 Café, Pizza Antica, ROASTCO, Spruce, and The Village Pub)
Labor Ready
Left Bank
Chez TJ
LB Steak
Cordevalle, a Rosewood Resort
Embassy Suites
The Party Staff
Specialty Baking Company
Paula Le Duc Catering
Restaurants from Scratch (Scratch, Reposado, Palo Alto Creamery, Gravity Wine Bar)
Rosewood Sand Hill
Volt Workforce Solutions
The Wine Club
Women Chefs and Restauranteurs
Yan Can Asian Bistro
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
South Bay Wine Tours
Slow Food, South Bay

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