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Cooking for a Living in Arizona

August 27, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale 0 Comments

Being a professional chef has its advantages: working with delicious ingredients and talented people in a field that you love and expressing your creativity through the culinary arts. But one of the biggest has to be getting to work in some of the most exciting, beautiful, and exotic locations around the world. Few things go together better than travel and great food.

And when it comes to a world-class resorts and travel destinations, Scottsdale, AZ ranks high on every list. The beauty of the desert southwest is a sight to be seen nowhere else on earth. From the Grand Canyon’s majesty to the beauty of the painted rocks of Sedona, Arizona presents a never-ending display of scenery.

And like an inviting oasis in the Arizona desert, Scottsdale is the Mecca of resort destinations in Arizona. From lush, verdant golf courses to unsurpassed guest services and amenities, Scottsdale’s resorts are known throughout the US and the world for spoiling their guests. A Scottsdale chef plays a major part in keeping these discriminating guests happy.

Some of Scottsdale’s luxury resorts include:

The Phoenician
Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Phoenician majestically rises from the lush Sonoran Desert. Embodying the spirit and vitality of the Southwest, guests sink into exquisitely restful environs with mountain views, nine sparkling pools, and a myriad of lawns, fountains and flower gardens.

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
Located just outside of Scottsdale in the community of Paradise Valley, this extraordinary community of resort, private villas, spa, pools and restaurants is reminiscent of a European town square with arching entryways, splashing fountains and floral walkways.

Chef Training Opens Many Doors

The possibility for an exciting career at a one of Scottsdale’s luxury resorts has attracted chefs and chefs in training from around the world. Within and around Scottsdale’s urban oasis these resorts provide guests the opportunity to relax and indulge themselves in the ultimate of comfort and convenience. Resort staff members do all that they can to contribute to the atmosphere of luxury, with the kitchen staff playing a key role.

If you enjoy using your talents and skills to create unforgettable experiences, then a culinary position at a resort may be perfect for you. After all, there is only one reason to go to go to a luxury destination resort: to be pampered in luxury. At a resort you can play a big part in creating unforgettable luxury experiences that guests will remember for a lifetime.

And don’t forget how you’ll be pampered working at these incredible resorts. Whether in Scottsdale or other destinations around the world, working at a resort is a very enviable job to have. You may work hard during your shifts, but living and working in the Valley of the Sun has its advantages.

This article is presented by The Scottsdale Culinary Institute. The Scottsdale Culinary Institute offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs in Scottsdale, Arizona. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/Scottsdale for more information.

The jobs mentioned are examples of certain potential jobs, not a representation that these outcomes are more probable than others. The Scottsdale Culinary Institute does not guarantee employment or salary.


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