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Resources—Hospitality and Recreation


Books and CDs

Cool Careers for Girls in Travel and Hospitality, Ceel Pasternak. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 2003.

Cool Careers without College for Animal Lovers, Chris Hayhurst. New York, NY: Rosen Publishing Company, 2005.

Guide to College Programs in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Tourism, 9th ed., CDROM. Richmond, VA: International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, 2006.

Hospitality Operations: Careers in the World's Greatest Industry, Jack D. Nine-meier and Joe Perdue. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2004.

Hospitality 2010: The Future of Hospitality and Travel, Marvin J. Cetron, Fredrick J. DeMicco, and Owen Davies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2005.

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, 6th ed., Tom Powers and Clayton W. Barrows. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2005.

National Parks Index, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Opportunities in Hotel and Motel Management Careers, Shepard Henkin. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Survival Guide for Culinary Professionals, Alan Gelb and Karen Levine. Florence, KY: Delmar Thomson Learning, 2005.

Viewpoint: An Introduction to Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality, 4th ed., Nona S. Starr. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2003.

Internet Sites


Casino Careers Online

Cool Works: Jobs in Great Places

Escoffier Online (food professionals)

Executive Placement Service (retail, hospitality, and gaming)

Food and Drink Jobs

Hospitality Net Virtual Job Exchange


Meeting Jobs

Online Sports Career Center

The Travel Institute

Women Sports Jobs

Food Services


Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry, 2nd ed., Barbara Sims-Bell. New York, NY: Facts on File, 2001.

Catering Like a Pro: From Planning to Profit, rev. ed., Francine Halvorsen. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2004.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Restaurant, 2nd ed., Howard Cannon. New York, NY: Alpha Books, 2005.

Essentials of Professional Cooking, Wayne Gisslen. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

Off-Premise Catering Management, 2nd ed., Bill Hansen and Chris Thomas. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2005.

Opportunities in Culinary Careers, rev. ed., Mary D. Donovan. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Opportunities in Food Service Careers, rev. ed., Carol Chemelynski. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Opportunities in Restaurant Careers, Carol Chemelynski. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2004.

The Professional Chef, 7th ed., The Culinary Institute of America. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2001.

The Restaurant Start-Up Guide, 2nd ed., Peter Rainsford and David H. Bangs. Chicago, IL: Dearborn Trade, 2000.

Running a Restaurant for Dummies, Michael Garvey. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2004.

Start Your Restaurant Career, Heather Heath Dinsmore. New York, NY: Entrepreneur Press, 2006.

The Waiter and Waitress and Wait Staff Training Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Proper Steps in Service for Food and Beverage Employees, Lora Arduser and Douglas R. Brown. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Group, 2005.

Hotels and Resorts


Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels: A Comprehensive Guide to Exciting Careers in Casinos and the Gaming Industry, Shelly Field. New York, NY: Facts on File, 2000.

Check In, Check Out: Managing Hotel Operations, 7th ed., Gary K. Vallen and Jerome J. Vallen. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall, 2004.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running a Bed and Breakfast, Park Davis and Susannah Craig. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 2001.

Hotel Front Office Operations, James A. Bardi. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

Hotel Operations Management, David K. Hayes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2003.

Hotel/Restaurant Management Career Starter, Lauren B. Starkey. New York, NY: Learning Express, 2002.

How to Open and Operate a Bed and Breakfast, 7th ed., Jan Stankus. Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2003.

Remarkable Service: A Guide to Winning and Keeping Customers for Servers, Managers and Restaurant Owners, Ezra Eichelberger and others. Hyde Park, NY: Culinary Institute of America, 2001.

Sports and Recreation


An Athlete's Guide to Agents, 4th ed., Robert H. Ruxin. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2003.

The Business of Sports, Scott Rosner and Kenneth L. Shropshire. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004.

The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

The Business of Sports: Executives from Big League Sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey) on How the Team Operates behind the Scenes, Brian Cashman and others. Boston, MA: Aspatore Books, 2004.

Careers in Entertainment and Sports, 2005 Edition: WetFeet Insider Guide, San Francisco, CA: Wet Feet Press, 2005.

Careers for Nature Lovers and Other Outdoor Types, Louise Miller. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Careers for Sports Nuts and Other Athletic Types, 2nd ed., William Ray Heitzmann. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Careers for Women Who Love Sports (Get in the Game!), Robin Roberts. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press, 2000.

Cool Careers in Parks and Recreation, Sandra Clark. Bothell, WA: Hara Publishing Group, 2003.

License to Deal: A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent, Jerry Crasnick. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2005.

Officiating Baseball, American Sport Education Program. Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005.

Principles and Practice of Sports Management, 2nd ed., Lisa Pike Masteralexis, Carol A. Barr, and Mary A. Hums, eds. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing, 2005.

Sports Business in the Global Marketplace, Hans Westerbeek and Aaron Smith. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Sports, Inc.: 100 Years of Sports Business, Phil Schaaf. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004.



Careers for Travel Buffs and Other Restless Types, 2nd ed., Paul Plawin. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry, Judy Colbert. New York, NY: Facts on File, 2004.

Conducting Tours: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed., Marc Mancini. Florence, KY: Delmar Thomson Learning, 2000.

The Global Citizen: A Guide to Creating an International Life and Career, Elizabeth Kruempelmann. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2002.

How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency, Tom Ogg and Joanie Ogg. Valley Center, CA: Tom Ogg and Associates, 2001.

Inside Secrets to Finding a Career in Travel, Karen Rubin. Indianapolis, IN: Jist Publishing, 2001.

Opportunities in Travel Careers, Robert S. Milne and Marguerite Backhausen. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Start Your Own Specialty Travel and Tour Business (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up). Irvine, CA: Entrepreneur Press, 2003.

Additional topics

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