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How did you become a head chef?

What training did you go through to become the chef you are today and how did you go about it. Was it mostly over the years moving up in the job or was it more education and training in a classroom like setting.

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Suzy’s Answer

Hello, I had no formal training to become a chef. I started out as a pastry cook/chef and then decided I wanted to be a chef so I was fortunate to get a job in a large hotel kitchen where I worked all the stations. I started in the butcher department where I learned how to butcher, make pate, etc. I then moved to the garde manger, entremetier, grill cook, fish cook, saute cook (where I was also the saucier). I then went and worked at a famous French restaurant, Le Francaise, where I worked in the pastry department and then worked my way to saucier.

My advice to cooks is to get a job in a good kitchen and see if you like it before going to school. If you like the work, environment, etc., then I would go to culinary school and continue working in a good kitchen and eventually work your way up to sous chef and then look for a chef de cuisine position.
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abdullah’s Answer

I am not a chef, but all jobs are mostly the same, it requires first love, passion, and a hobby, and then you move on to the basic skills, whether they are hard or soft, and then you should practice and train through studying and attending discussions and courses, and do not forget to seek the help of experienced people
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