Employment of food preparation and serving related occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, a gain of about 1.2 million jobs. Population and income growth are expected to result in greater consumer demand for food at a variety of dining places, including restaurants and grocery stores.–Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017
As a reminder, the library has many resources available to you that can help you gain an edge in your chosen culinary field. Check out the resources below to keep up with current issues, best practices, current news, and more.
Magazines in the library (available for checkout):
- Bon Appetit
- Cooking Light
- Cook’s Illustrated
- Food Magazine
Online trade publications:
The library has access to thousands of newspaper articles, from local papers such as the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald, to around the globe. Search the newspaper collections individually for current news on food trends or foodborne illness outbreaks.
Plunkett Research: Find market research, industry Statistics, trends and in-depth analysis of companies, including industries such as Hotels & Travel, Green Technology, International Companies, Retailing, and Sports.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Contains many works related to food, such as Food: In Context, Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry, and Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
Ebook Central: Search by a term such as culinary, cuisine or cooking for many culinary works, from the scholarly to the practical.
These books are available in our library. Click here to view a list of books under the subject of Cooking. We also have cookbooks by well-known chefs, including Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, Emeril, Rachael Ray, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and more.
*All covers courtesy of Amazon.com
–Updated and revised by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian