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Chef

A career from studying Food Technology: Chef

 If you love food and really enjoy cooking, this could be the perfect career for you.

Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. In large kitchens they normally work as part of a team. The head chef runs the entire kitchen. You may not need any academic qualifications to start work as a trainee chef. However some employers will prefer you to have a good general standard of education including GCSEs in subjects like English and maths.

To become a chef, you will need to have a keen interest in food and cooking, and be able to do several tasks at once. You’ll also need creativity and imagination for food presentation.

 

  • Hours 30-40 per week
  •  Starting salary £13,000 + per year

 

For further information on how to become a Chef and / or search for related careers please visit:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/chef.aspx