Chef (Occupation Code : 343401)

The path to becoming a Chef

Description

Plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in dining or catering establishments. 

Tasks

Planning and developing recipes and menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies.

Monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation.

Discussing food preparation issues with managers, dieticians, kitchen and waiting staff.

Supervising and coordinating the activities of cooks and other workers engaged in food preparation.

Inspecting supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.

Determining how food should be presented, and creating decorative food displays.

Preparing, seasoning and cooking speciality foods and complex dishes.

Alternate Occupation Names

Executive Chef

Sous Chef

Head Chef

Chef De Partie

Demi Chef

Saucier

Second Chef

Commis Chef

Pastry Chef

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