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#what are the job requirements to become a chef?

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Dada’s Answer

Hi Terrence ,

Generally Chef gets to work in commercial kitchens; these can take on a wide variety of forms, from fine dining restaurants, to cafés,. Being a Chef is a professional cook, trained in all aspects of food preparation.As a Chef, setting the food menu is just one aspect of the job. One has to be involved in the preparation of food, ensuring the restauran kitchen is stocked with the necessary ingredients & also manage an entire kitchen staff and encourage them to work efficiently .

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 Professional chefs prepare and cook food, and supervise other culinary professionals in the kitchen. They may work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, private residences and a variety of other food-service settings. Although most chefs enter the occupation through entry-level positions and work their way up with training and experience, some complete some postsecondary education programs in the culinary arts.

Aspiring chefs may pursue formal training through culinary programs offered by community colleges, universities and culinary institutes. Some chefs complete certificate programs that typically last a few months, while others earn 2-year associate's or 4-year bachelor's degrees.

This information is from the following website: https://study.com/articles/Chef_Educational_Requirements_for_Becoming_a_Professional_Chef.html

Here is another website that you can refer to in regards to being a chef.


If you are passionate about being a chef, continue to pursue your dreams. Never give up when it gets tough. You can do it. Good luck to you!

Nija recommends the following next steps:

Continue to do your research about becoming a chef.
Make an appointment at a culinary school to speak with faculty and culinary students.
Conduct informational interviews with professional chefs.