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How do i start as a head chef?

hi my name is Brian I am 20 years old and I'm going to job corps im really interested in being a head chef

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Diane’s Answer

Hi Brian, sounds like you've already taken a step in the right direction by joining the Job Corps. This is going to provide you with a great base in the food and beverage industry. Outside of this working in the restaurant business as a line cook and then moving up to the ranks to Sous Chef then to Head Chef will provide you with the hands on experience required. If affordable, culinary school would be another excellent choice. Best of luck to you!
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Howard’s Answer

Job Corp should be able to help you. If you want to gain more knowledge you can go to school and or do an apprenticeship.
ACF ( American Culinary Federation) has information on apprenticeships in your state at their web site. Look in your area for trade schools and junior colleges that offer HRM and or Culinary arts. If you are not already working in a restaurant or hotel. Look for a job. Start as a dishwasher or cook helper. See if you really like it. As you are working you will find what jobs you like to do. That will help you focus on your education. Also, know a head chef needs to know all of the positions in the kitchen. Plus you have to know management and accounting. I head chef or executive chef needs to understand all of the business not just how to cook.
I hope this helps.
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