Chef/ Kitchen Assistant -
Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. In large kitchens they
usually work as part of a team. The head chef runs the entire kitchen.
You will need to have a keen interest in food and cooking, and be able to do several
tasks at once. You’ll be able to show off your creative side by presenting dishes in
Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. In large kitchens they usually work as
part of a team, and look after one food area, like bread and pastries, or puddings. The head
chef, also known as executive chef, kitchen manager or chef de cuisine, runs the entire kitchen.
Your main tasks as a chef would include:
Preparing, cooking and presenting food in line with required standards
Keeping preparation at the right level
Making sure that food is served promptly
Monitoring food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size stock control
Following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.
Skills, interests and qualities
To become a chef, you will need to have:
A keen interest in food and cooking
Strong communication and leadership skills
The ability to work under pressure
High standards of cleanliness and hygiene
The ability to do several tasks at once
Creativity and imagination for food presentation
The ability to work as part of a team
Good organisation skills.