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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

About Culinary Arts & Food Service Jobs and Workers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The blind and visually impaired people in these stories work in jobs related to culinary arts and/or food service. Their jobs represent only a small fraction of available jobs in this occupational category. Read their stories to find out what these mentors did to prepare for their careers, and try to identify the various steps they took to get to where they are today.

Questions: After reading these stories, what did you pick up on regarding their personality traits? What skills sets do these workers have in common? How did these workers manage getting the accommodations they needed?

Career Cluster Message Board: Through our occupation specific message board you can ask questions and discuss with others who are blind or visually impaired about working in culinary arts and the food service industry as someone with vision loss.

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