Karen Eckerman Pens THE CRAZY LIFE OF A FEMALE CHEF Autobiography
If a woman's place is in the kitchen, being a restaurant chef should be an easy task for a female. But as debut author and former chef Kim Eckerman explains in her new autobiography, "The Crazy Life of a Female Chef," women in the kitchen often face workplace discrimination.
"Women have always been the cooks in country style diners but never the top dog in classy restaurants," Eckerman said.
Even in a progressive society, it is still rare to see a woman as the head chef of an upscale restaurant. The title of "chef" seems to be thrown around to mean anyone who works in a kitchen, but as someone who earned the title through schooling and years of experience, Eckerman is here to tell the world that being a chef is not as easy as some may think.
Aside from her career trials and triumphs, Eckerman's book also contains close to thirty original recipes that she created throughout her 35-year career. Her book is a quick, informative read for anyone looking to explore what the workplace is really like for an underdog.
The Crazy Life of a Female Chef
By Kim Eckerman
ISBN: 978-1-4836-3541-5 (hc); 978-1-4836-3541-5 (sc); 978-1-4836-3542-2 (e)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris online bookstore
About the author: Kim Eckerman has an associate's degree from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as a chef for 35 years. As a woman in a top position, she faced many workplace issues. She has taught at two schools and worked in 22 different restaurants over the course of her career, even opening two restaurants herself. She is the mother of three sons and currently lives in Sheridan, Wyo.