Cooking as a Career


accustom to
accustom to /ə'kʌstəm/
(n) to become familiar with
Example: Chefs must accustom themselves to working long hours

apprentice /əˈprentɪs/
(n) 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 /ˈkʌlɪnəri/
(adj) connected with cooking or food
Example: The chef was widely known for his culinary artistry

demand /dɪˈmɑːnd/
(v, n) to ask for something very firmly
Example: This style of cooking demands many exotic ingredients and a lot of preparation time

draw /drɔː/
(v) to attract or interest someone
Example: Matthew was drawn to a career in cooking

incorporate /ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt/
(v) 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/
(n) 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/
(n) a particular way of doing something
Example: Gloria perfected a simple method for making croissants

outlet /ˈaʊtlet/
(n) a way of expressing or making good use of strong feelings, ideas, or energy
Example: Many people find cooking to be a hands-on outlet for their creativity

profession /prəˈfeʃn/
(n) 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/
(v) 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/
(n) 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.