Career as Chef

Introduction::

A chef is a person who cooks professionally.Chef are responsible for preparing food using a variety of cooking techniques.one person in charge of everyone else in the kitchen is known as the executive chef.Chef have to plan the menus,managing the budget,organisational and leading skills,keep clealiness and hygiene in the kitchen, maintain the quality of food.These are the skills you need as a chef.In smaller kitchens, you could also be responsible for cleaning the kitchen and serving customers.

Nature of Work:

You would like to become a chef,you would need a very good interest in cooking food,the ability to work under pressure, high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, any type of work you have to manage, the ability to work as part of a team, creativity and imagination for food presentation, good organisational skills, strong communication and leadership skills, the ability to manage a budget.

Since the career of a chef is not a traditional one, you should be mentally prepared for a lot of hard work. You should be ready to experiment with cuisine and learn new things. As good cooking comes through experience, therefore, a good chef is an eternal apprentice. It is a well – known fact mostly, food habits are culturally determined, you should be adaptable to the changing social order and food habits of people. Besides, as a chef, you must keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques of cooking. Also, you can’t be at many places at the same time. Therefore, you should be ready to delegate work and authority and help in maintaining the team spirit.

Some chefs are household names and earn a lot, but most stay behind the scenes. Therefore, you must choose cooking because you love it, as there is a very slim chance that you will become a celebrity.

Eligibilty:

There is no specific qualification, but one needs to be 10+2 at least.

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