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If you're a line cook, dishwasher, sous chef, burrito wrapper, ​culinary student, ​sushi roller, prep cook, or any other craftsman of the kitchen, this book has fresh ideas for ​growing your career. It's full of real advice and personal stories on being a better cook, teammate, and leader - plus tons of tips for actually doing it.


You already know how to cook. Now learn how to stand out, earn more, and move up!


This book teaches cooks how to grow their careers. It teaches their leaders how to build stronger BOH teams by developing them into better teammates and future leaders.


Written by Matt Nelson with a foreword by Tim Kirkland. 168 pages.

The Renegade Cook: Stand Out and Move Up in Any Kitchen

  • Ordering more than 10 copies? Our books get cheaper the more you buy. For orders over 10, email us at for a coupon code to reduce your cost!


    Ordering for the whole team or for a conference? We can custom cover any book with your brand or conference logo at no extra cost for orders of 50 or more (and with a few week's lead time).


    Bulk orders are also available signed by author Tim Kirkland...just email us at for details.

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