Cooking as a Career


accustom to
accustom to /ə'kʌstəmtə/
(phrasal verb) to make yourself/somebody familiar with something or become used to it
Example: Chefs must accustom themselves to working long hours

apprentice /əˈprentɪs/
(noun) a young person who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn the particular skills needed in their job
Example: The cooking school has an apprentice program that places students in restaurants to gain work experience

culinary /ˈkʌlɪneri/
(adjective) connected with cooking or food
Example: The chef was widely known for his culinary artistry

demand /dɪˈmænd/
(noun) a very strong request for something; something that somebody needs
Example: This style of cooking demands many exotic ingredients and a lot of preparation time

draw /drɔː/
(verb) to make pictures, or a picture of something, with a pencil, pen or chalk (but not paint)
Example: Matthew was drawn to a career in cooking

incorporate /ɪnˈkɔːrpəreɪt/
(verb) to include something so that it forms a part of something
Example: Here are the fresh greens for you to incorporate into a salad

influx /ˈɪnflʌks/
(noun) the fact of a lot of people, money or things arriving somewhere
Example: Due to the rise in popularity of cooking as a career, cooking schools report an influx of applications

method /ˈmeθəd/
(noun) a particular way of doing something
Example: Gloria perfected a simple method for making croissants

outlet /ˈaʊtlet/
(noun) a shop or an organization that sells goods made by a particular company or of a particular type
Example: Many people find cooking to be a hands-on outlet for their creativity

profession /prəˈfeʃn/
(noun) a type of job that needs special training or skill, especially one that needs a high level of education
Example: Cooking is considered as much a profession as is law or medicine

relinquish /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ/
(verb) to stop having something, especially when this happens unwillingly
Example: After Claude married Kiki, he had to relinquish his exclusive hold on the kitchen and learn to share the joys of cooking

theme /θiːm/
(noun) the subject or main idea in a talk, piece of writing or work of art
Example: North American literature is the main theme of this year's festival.