Career Hungry Workshop

Following your passion shouldn't leave you in the weeds.


I followed my life-long love for food and “succeeded”. I graduated from NYC’s top culinary school, cooked at Chez Panisse, wrote for Saveur and Food & Wine, and got two food-focused masters degrees. But for all my accomplishments, I wasn’t happy. 

I'll never forget spending my days off from Chez Panisse lying on my living room floor. 

After years of trying to find the right fit, I was frustrated and felt like a failure. It took me a long time and a ton of soul searching to chart a path that worked for me. 

I wanted to help folks navigate the ever-changing professional landscape in food and chart their right course. 

With the growing number of culinary and food studies degrees, and the growing popularity of the good food movement, I saw a huge need for some guidance specific to the food world, especially for students and those new to the industry. 

So, I created Career Hungry to help food lovers focus their passions into work that works for them by providing the service I wish I had had when I started out.

What to expect: 

Perfect for culinary arts programs, food studies departments, nutrition, and wellness schools, the interactive Career Hungry Personal Branding Workshop guides attendees through a step-by-step process to uncover their values, discover their unique strengths, establish clear goals for the food career they want, and get clear on where they're headed. 

Attendees will come away with new self-awareness, new perspectives, and the confidence and clarity they need to go after the food career of their dreams. Not only that, but they'll have gained a trusty career compass to guide their career decisions going forward. 




EMILY HALPERN's diverse experience in food includes working as Alice Waters' assistant, cooking at Ron Ben Israel Cakes and Chez Panisse, writing for Food & Wine and Saveur, and working as marketing manager for Di Palo's of Little Italy. She has consulted on projects for The Astor CenterItalian Wine MerchantsLeite's CulinariaThe Essex Street Market, and The Museum at Eldridge Steet, among others. She has taught workshops on creating a fulfilling food career at The International Culinary Center and mentors entrepreneurs at The Brooklyn Foodworks. 

Emily is a CTI Certified coach, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University and the International Culinary Center and holds masters degrees in Food Culture and Communications from The University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy as well as in Cultural Memory from the University of London. A native New Yorker, she still calls the City home and quite happily gobbles up all the delicious food it has to offer. 



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