Let's be honest: Is becoming a chef a good career choice?

Choosing your career path can feel quite daunting, especially when you're looking at a career that requires years of investment to progress successfully. Being a chef requires years of work experience and hard work in order to get far because it's such a competitive industry. So, it's understandable you want to find out if becoming a chef is a good career choice. Here's the honest answer.

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8 tips for writing a cover letter for head chef job

Applying to be a head chef? This is perhaps one of the most competitive jobs in any working kitchen. Many chefs aspire to be in charge of the kitchen so your job application has to be the crème de la crème. Here are 8 tips for writing a cover letter for a head chef job. 

 

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How To Become A Chef (& Free Downloadable Guide To All Chef Jobs)

Want to become a chef but you've never had any previous experience? Or you've just come out of school and don't know where to start? It's never too late to become a chef. The road is a competitive one but if you're willing to work hard, learn and show your passion then you can build your culinary career. Here's how to become a chef...

 

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6 Luxury desserts that are too incredible to eat

Desserts are arguably the best part of any menu. Most people would probably start with a dessert if it was socially acceptable. Sweet tarts, elaborate cakes and luxury desserts have the ability to tempt any sweet bud. Here is a delicious handful of desserts that are just too incredible to eat. 

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Topics: Foodie Culture

How to be a Line Chef: What skills and experience you need

The Line Chef (also known as Chef de Partie, Station Chef or Line Cook) is responsible for an area of the kitchen. They're usually trained in one culinary area. The Line Cook and their team will be responsible for cooking meats or preparing vegetables or overseeing the sauces/soups, etc. To get a job as a Line Chef there are certain skills and experiences you will need on your CV to impress your interviewer.

 

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Define sous chef: Job Responsibilities & Career Information

Looking to become a Sous Chef? As the Sous Chef is the second-in-command of the entire kitchen, you'll have lots of responsibility and you will need years of training and experience in the kitchen to get the job. Before applying to be a Sous Chef you need to know what the job involves, here is everything you need to know.

 

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How to become a pastry chef/pâtissier: Skills & training you need

Want to be a pastry chef? Being a pâtissier is perhaps one of the most difficult chef roles. Perfection is demanded every time. It's vital you have an eye for detail and the ability to create extraordinary dishes. If it's your dream to be a pastry chef, it doesn't have to stay that way. It can be a reality. As long as you're willing to work hard, you can be a professional pâtissier. Learn how to become a pastry chef:

 

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Inspire teamwork in the kitchen: how to be a good head chef

Being a head chef means you have lots of responsibility in the kitchen. You're responsible for getting food orders out on time, ensuring each dish is made to a high standard and the other chefs are working well together. While you might not be cooking, you are in charge of the kitchen and if you fail in your responsibilities, food standards will decline and you will get less customers (and more complaints!). There are certain qualities you need to be an excellent leader, here's how to be a good head chef.

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What should a commis chef wear for work?

As a commis chef, you’re in the junior ranks of the kitchen but you are still a valued member of the team. So, it’s important you look the part. Here is what a commis chef should wear for work…


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What types of chefs are there? The Complete List of Chef Jobs

There are many different types of chefs out there. For a start, in the kitchen, there are the main job roles, like Head Chef, Sous Chef and Commis Chef. Then there are the different specialisations: every restaurant kitchen needs a Saucier and a Pâtissier. From entry level to the boss, we look at each chef role in the kitchen to help you build your own culinary career. Discover what types of chefs there are...

 

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