How to become a culinary instructor

Do you love cooking and want to share your passion with others? A culinary instructor is a person who trains others in cooking techniques as well as how to properly prepare dishes using skills like knife use, menu planning etc. Becoming a culinary instructor may seem hard, but its actually not that different from becoming a chef, wearing his fancy chef coats and waist apron (usually a waist apron with pockets to keep important tools in).

Here is a guide as to how to become a culinary instructor:

Take classes: This might be the most important part of being a culinary instructor; taking classes from professionals in the industry. You should take courses on proper knife skills, food safety management, and more. This way you have all of the knowledge necessary before beginning your career as an instructor.
Get certified: To become an official chef or cook, you have to get certified. With this comes a lot of responsibility and hard work, but it’s completely worth it when you finish.
To become an instructor for a school or business after completing all necessary courses, contact them directly. There usually aren’t any special requirements to become an instructor in most places besides having proper credentials from recognized bodies.

It is important for potential employers that you are knowledgeable about current food trends and safety standards around food preparation as well as being able to teach skills effectively through demonstrations and hands on learning experiences before they will consider hiring someone with not much experience under their belt. In order to keep up with changes in the culinary arts industry there may be times when you need to think about taking refresher courses or completing additional training to enhance your abilities in an area you may feel needs improvement.

Culinary instructors not only teach students how to prepare delicious dishes but also teach them the basic skills and other skills that are needed to become an effective cook. Culinary instructors also develop recipes, plan menus and purchase food for the school or restaurant they work at.

Timing Trades Using Fixed Market Cycles

For many years and continuing even to this day, there are a large number of proponents to what is called the “Efficient Market Theory”. This theory puts forth the concept that “prices fully reflect all available information”, and that the more efficient the market, the more random and unpredictable it is. The implication is that the study of historical price data cannot provide an edge over simply flipping a coin. This theory has been directly tied to the Random Walk Hypothesis. There remains a lot of debate as to whether an ‘efficient market’ can apply and yet not follow random walks.The hypothesis stands in sharp contrast to the practice of what is called “technical analysis”, the study of past price data with the aim of forecasting future price action. Being able to forecast future price action would be impossible using technical analysis if price action was in fact random. Technical analysts often look for certain price patterns such as “wedges, triangles, head and shoulders”, something that would be useless based on the arguments by those who support the random walk hypothesis (RWH).When I first entered the trading world back in 1989, the idea of being able to forecast market price action with any kind of reliable results was far from conceivable in my mind. Like many traders just starting out, picking securities was a matter of reading the latest news or acting on tips from others we blindly assume have a clue. Futures trading was the result of following reports of supply and demand, and the effects of weather in crop producing countries or within the US Midwest states.When first introduced to technical analysis reading “Technical Analysis of Stock Market Trends” by Edwards and McGee, the thought of market timing price action simply by examining historical data was just too good to pass up. Thus was the beginning of my career in market forecasting.It has been over 20 years now and there has been much discovered in the way of market timing and market prediction within my office walls. While a great number of very special market forecasting techniques have been successfully discovered and used for market timing for my clients, leading to our very special market forecasting membership service that is now in its 15th year, this article will be focusing on one very simple yet powerful market timing technique that anyone can easily apply.The following information deals strictly with the subject of market cycle timing. When it comes to cycle timing, or market timing with cycles if you will, there needs to be some clarification due to the vast amount of information found on the internet that can be quite confusing. The subject of cycles can include many schools of thought that can differ greatly from one to the other. For example, in this article I will be discussing the subject of “fixed cycles”, as opposed to dynamic cycles for which my work is mostly for. Other subjects dealing with “cycles” can include seasonal cycles, weather cycles, business cycles, economic cycles, and so forth.So why am I writing about “fixed” cycles as opposed to dynamic cycles if my specialty is with the latter? Because dynamic cycles analysis is extremely difficult to write about in a short article, requires understanding a number of proprietary algorithms for extraction from price data, and the use of a computer to generate. This is hardly the type of information you can put in an article to demonstrate market prediction.Fixed cycle timing analysis, on the other hand, is easy to explain and demonstrate, and yet it wields a great deal of market timing information. The following example using the most recent historical price information from the Lean Hogs market will, in my opinion, clearly demonstrate without a doubt that market prediction is possible.On week ending August 21, 2009 the Lean Hogs market formed a major weekly swing bottom that started the most recent bull trend in this market. Seven weeks later, during week ending October 9, 2009 Lean Hogs made another weekly swing bottom. During week of November 27, 2009 Lean Hogs formed a weekly swing top. This was seven weeks following the October 9 bottom. Then came the weekly swing top of week ending January 22, 2010 that occurred eight weeks later. Week ending March 5, 2010 produced a weekly swing top seven weeks following the January 22 swing top. During the week of April 23, 2010 another weekly swing top formed. If you suspected that this is seven weeks after the March 5 swing top, you would be correct. Now, want to guess when another weekly swing occurred in Lean Hogs following the April 23 swing top? If you said week ending June 11, 2010 you would be correct! How did you do that? Ah, yes, June 11 happens to be seven weeks following week ending April 23, and it produced a weekly swing bottom.The point of this discussion is that market forecasting using cycle timing techniques is possible for the purpose of market timing your trades. This goes directly against the proponents of the Random Walk Hypothesis or those who say that efficient markets do not allow for gaining an edge by simply studying historical price data.As has been demonstrated in this article, one could do a study of recent historical price data to determine if a fixed cycle interval is at play, such as the seven week interval currently at work in the Lean Hogs futures market at the time of this writing. Then it is simply a matter of anticipating a change in market direction when that interval arrives again in time.A careful study of all the markets will also prove to you that this is not just some anomaly strictly associated with the Lean Hogs market. You will find cycles at work in every market, some just easier to find than others. Also, fixed cycle intervals tend to show up and then disappear for a time. Often, another interval will show itself for a period of time. So it is always a good idea to pay attention to the most recent historical price action to look for cycle patterns that may prove quite valuable for your market timing needs.

Network Marketing and Taking a Walk

I was out with a friend this morning, taking a walk on one of the many trails that Santa Barbara provides us and I was struck by the many similarities my walk had to network marketing.

We took a path we’d been down before but today, with the weather nearing 80 degrees and some recent rain, the view we saw was different from the view we had just a month ago. This can happen in your business also. Perhaps you tried a marketing method several months ago and did not get the desired results. Try again. You may find a different result this time. Perhaps you’ve spoken to someone about becoming a distributor or buying your products. If they didn’t say yes, try again. It’s possible that life has changed for this person and they just might say yes this time. You might also consider trying a product that either you haven’t tried before or a product that perhaps you weren’t crazy about earlier.

As we walked, flowers that were not at all in bloom a few months ago were now in full bloom and both fragrant and beautiful. Your business will also go through cycles. There are times of year that are a bit slow and there are times of the year that sales and sponsoring will be more abundant.

We passed by many people along our route. Some were walking, some were jogging, some were on bikes, some were walking dogs, some were in groups and some were alone. We are all different. There is always more than one way to get from point A to point B. Each person we passed was enjoying the path a bit differently but each would end in the same spot. Some would get there quicker than others and some would have company along the way.

We also found that some people went out of their way to say “good morning” to us, while others turned the other way not wanting to engage in conversation. We also began a few exchanges. These exchanges were met in many ways. Some people just nodded their head and moved on. Some smiled and moved on. Others wanted to verbally engage with us and echoed our words of “good morning.” This is just another reminder that as we speak with others about our products and business, we will get a wide variety of responses.

Network marketing really is just another part of life with many similarities to those things you are already familiar with.