Chefs and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers (2013/2014)
This book, first published last year in Belgium and Holland, is fascinating for my four year old son. He was a chef for Halloween, and then we saw this among the new books at our local library. He really liked hearing about what chefs actually do in a restaurant. This is a very colorful book, with lots of foot illustrated as well. The writing is very clear and informative. One can tell that this book was written in another country. There are a few lines about the fishmonger. I should find out. . . perhaps fishmongers deliver fresh fish to restaurants in the United States? If so, then I assume some ignorance on my part! The final page of the book encourages kids to experiment with tastes and combinations.
My son says he is going to open a restaurant when he grows up, and already as many plans as to what is going to serve the customers. I have also been informed that I am going to be in charge of making desserts! And his dad is going to chop all of the vegetables and meat.