CHEF/KITCHEN

ASSISTANT

Chef/ Kitchen Assistant -

Role Description

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

imaginative ways.

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.

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