Celebrity chefs and masculinities among male cookery trainees in vocational education

Anne Mia Steno, Nanna Friche
2015 Journal of Vocational Education and Training  
The purpose of this article is to examine how media-generated professional identities in the culinary sector are reflected in Danish male cookery students' narratives about their own identity, experiences and expectations about the trade. Hence, this study takes its starting point in studies that show how the broad popularity of the culinary professionalmost exclusively through male chefsseems to be attracting more male students to the cooking programme. The previous research indicates,
more » ... indicates, however, that there is a risk of unfulfilled expectations when cookery students realise the hard work involved in working in a professional kitchen. It is this contrast between the media presentation and the practical reality of a profession like cookery that we wish to explore from the students' perspective.
doi:10.1080/13636820.2014.927901 fatcat:si5pmmms3bebjdaw2iyyeizx2a