Chef

A Chef is responsible for the dishes that are cooked and prepared at a restaurant. This can involve creating new recipes, or adhering to specific food preparation and standards set by the restaurant 

Chef Category Jobs

  • Head Chef
  • Junior Sous Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Demi Chef de Partie

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Setting up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, like knives, pans and food scales
  • Studying each recipe and gathering all necessary ingredients
  • Cooking food in a timely manner.
  • Delegate tasks to kitchen staff
  • Inform wait staff about daily specials
  • Ensure appealing plate presentation
  • Supervise Cooks and assist as needed
  • Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g. reduce salt, remove dairy)
  • Monitor food stock and place orders
  • Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items
  • Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area.
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Qualification

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery, or
  • Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts or 
  • A degree from university in Culinary Arts or Professional Cookery. 

Skills

Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as an chef include:

  • Proven work experience as a Chef or cook.
  • Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment (e.g. grillers and pasta makers)
  • Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks
  • Excellent time management abilities
  • Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes
  • Familiarity with sanitation regulations
  • Culinary school diploma preferred
  • Communication skills