Whether you work in a restaurant, café, bakery, hotel, cafeteria, or even on a cruise ship, in the front or the back of the house, each and every job in the food and hospitality industry is important. This industry is the bread and butter of North County. Chef Samantha Parker of The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza and Wine Bar in Oceanside recommends obtaining skills on the job at a restaurant before attending a culinary arts program or a cooking school. Learn all the roles of a restaurant, she says, because all of them are important to make the business function properly and create a memorable meal for a customer. Roles at The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza and Wine Bar include the Chef or Chef de Cuisine, Sous Chef, Manager, and Sommelier. Learn how to own your own restaurant with free training and coaching at the Youth Incubator and at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center. Join the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s Hospitality Talent Network.