|| This book gives new chefs in the modern hospitality industry the opportunity to learn detailed management and human relation skills necessary for competitive markets and diverse workplaces. It examines the role of chef as kitchen manager, team coach, and culinary innovator, while employing real work applications. Written on an easy-to-read level, with true-life culinary examples and applications of management theory, this book helps to redefine the role of chef as manager and businessperson. Chapter topics include the changing role of chef; new values in hospitality; the structure of kitchen organization; implementing TQM; personal management; the chef supervisor; managing diversity; the chef leader; defining leadership; team building; personal development; concept engineering; establishing operational standards; menu management; production management; the business of quality food service; and the future of information technologies. For chefs who are also managers–or considering expanding their culinary portfolios to include the people skills and management tools that Chef Manager puts on the proverbial table.