Rosie Romo

Executive Chef
Food and Beverages
California, California
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Alexandra, Do blood, sweat and tears count as a education? :) Teresa did a great job telling everyone the different paths to being a chef, I can elaborate by telling you how I became a chef.I started as a dishwasher and worked very hard and had to prove myself everyday to show people I could do...

Active Aug 17 at 20:56
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Hi Trey, I don't work for a fishery but I do order from one and I thing the best thing is eating the fish! I attached the link for you to check out my friend at Santa Monica Seafood, they are amazing and you can learn a lot from the...

Active Aug 17 at 20:37
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Jayzon, The best person at anything puts the work into their craft. Whether you are a student, cook, dishwasher or prep person be the sharpest tool in the tool kit. It will make you stand out and the Chef will notice you for your hard work. Most chefs reward good employees with special...

Active Jun 05 at 19:23
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Hi Quantrel, Great question, believe it or not math is a critical function in being a successful chef. Learn it well, division, multiplication, adding and subtracting they are used daily! Have fun on your journey!...

Active Oct 13 '17 at 01:56
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Kaneez, To clarify your question, I think what you are asking is what you can do with a degree in nutrition or dietary? There are numerous health care positions you can hold with a nutrition degree not to mention food science jobs as well. The skies the limit! Check out Sodexo healthcare and...

#nutrition #future-careers-consulting

Active Oct 13 '17 at 01:53
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Hello Jeremy, Connections are always helpful have you heard the saying "it's not what you know but who you know?". It's true who you know is helpful but you still have to be able to do the work. Food science is a very sought after industry and a degree in it will certainly land you a job....

Active Oct 08 '17 at 12:51
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Britton, Best place to start is in the kitchen, try to get a externship or job in a kitchen. It will advance your ability ten fold. American Culinary Federation also has courses you can take but it requires a cost. Try to find a chef mentor and see if they can lead you in the right direction...

Active Oct 08 '17 at 12:46
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Hi Shane, Great question! The hardest part is success doesn't happen overnight and you have to put the work in everyday. Everyday you have to continue to challenge yourself and push to improve to be the best you can be. Than one day you realize you have a team depending on your decisions....

Active Oct 08 '17 at 12:43
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Claire, Say yes to everything, don't be afraid to do whatever it takes to get a job. Make sure to tell employers that you are not afraid of hard work and will do whatever is asked of...

Active Oct 08 '17 at 12:38
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Bailey, I have been in the hospitality industry for many years and I feel strongly that those who love to be of service and smile are the most genuine in our industry. Loving what you do and multi-tasking well are key attributes to success in hospitality. I found a helpful article that may...

Active Jun 30 '17 at 15:17
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Alexis, Everyone has to eat! Hahahaha Like any career they are as big as you make them. I have been a chef for a very long time and find that my industry is brilliantly consistent. It's a 799 billion dollar industry so, yes it's big! Here is a link for you to check out some great facts about...

Active Jun 30 '17 at 15:09
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Hi Dayiana, I love baking too! There are so many ways to answer this question but the most important one is already answered, you LOVE baking! Anytime you love something enough to put the hard work in to learn about it and how it works is key. Once your ready to branch out on your own finding...

Active Jun 30 '17 at 14:36
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Hi Angel, The biggest most influence "thing" you need to know is ... You need to LOVE to do it. If you love it, it won't seem like work, challenges won't stop you and hard will feel like a breeze. In anything you do in your life LOVE it first, put the hard work in and be consistent. Good...

Active Jun 30 '17 at 14:25
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Hi Amber, Me too! Happy to hear you love the art of cooking and baking great first step! Going to a junior college is a great way to see if you are going to enjoy learning more about your craft. I encourage you to check out Johnson and Wales University because you are so close they have a...

Active Jun 26 '17 at 13:06
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Hi Robert, One of the keys to being a successful anything is, be open to learning anything. You may not know why you need it but I guarantee your chef instructors do ask them! I have been a chef for 20 + years and I still learn new things everyday and I am open to learning, try to be open and...

Active Jun 26 '17 at 12:56
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