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Chefs

Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 8,044
£ 18,154
£ 27,893

Available jobs

In the past year there were 307,492 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

  • Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen.

  • Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen.

  • Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes.

  • Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Cooking

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Food Preparation

  • Grilling

  • Stock Control

  • Menu Planning

  • Service Quality

  • Food Services

  • Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (COSHH)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Cleanliness

  • Presentations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Training And Development

  • Leadership

  • Willingness To Learn

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.