Chefs work in a variety of food service establishments including restaurants, hotels, spas, and country clubs. They are responsible for everything in the kitchen, from developing the menu and hiring staff to purchasing ingredients, selecting dinnerware, and assisting with restaurant design. Chefs have an advanced knowledge of food preparation and management, as well as knowledge of human resources, administrative procedures, and business management.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Chef (415C)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified chefs average up to $15.00 per hour. Successful chefs with experience may negotiate salaries of $70,000-$100,000 annually.
|Do you like to create and experiment with new ideas for recipes?|
|Do you have good reading, writing, mathematical, measuring and problem-solving skills?|
|Can you work under pressure? Can you make quick decisions?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?|
|Are you detail-oriented? Do you have the ability to work closely with others? How are your customer service skills?|
|Are you an organized person? Do you enjoy working with your hands and different equipment?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Chef (415C) may be for you!
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