Everyone wants to be a chef these days. As we know, if you play your cards right as a chef, you can get your own TV show, rack up a number of endorsement deals, hang with the Obamas, and even become an honorary member of Academy Award-winning hip hop group.
But while the profession certainly has been glamorized a lot in the media over the past few years, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the job requires a lot of skill, long, grueling hours, and sometimes less than adequate pay. For anyone considering a culinary future, a book will be released soon by the president of the Institute of Culinary Education that sheds some light on just how much money chefs make. Nation's Restaurant News got an advance copy of the new book, Culinary Careers, and has leaked some of the salary statistics.