Over the past ten years, being a “Foodie” has become a culinary fashion statement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. With so many new creative cookers entering that space, those who really enjoy unique food and exclusive restaurant experiences will be in heaven.
Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants. Job opportunities will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
Last weekend, the Women’s Food Alliance (WFA) held their Second Annual Hospitality Social Expo at the Morocco Shrine Temple. Over 200 vendors and guest perused booths and sampled delectable cuisine, sipped and became familiar with leaders in the food hospitality and beverage industry. Culinary industry leaders led workshops, gave presentations and engaged attendees with food product promotions and door prize donations.
According to WFA, the food industry in northeast Florida and surrounding ten counties is continuing to explode with talent, creativity and passion in careers that revolve in and around food, beverage and hospitality. The organization prides itself on the fact that the knowledge, hard work, respect and fellowship has created an industry for women to benefit from and contribute to the WFA educational events and business-related seminars.
WFA meets monthly and offers educational, enlightening and fun events in various venues throughout the northeast Florida region. Meetings and events are primarily held on Monday or Tuesday evenings that vary with the theme, location and season.
To become a member and for more info visit http://www.leighcortpublicity.com/womens-food-alliance.htm