Chefs prepare, cook and present food at restaurants, hotels and bars. They supervise other culinary workers and oversee the running of a kitchen and, often, an entire dining establishment.
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Career prospects & criteria
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BSC/BA in Hotel Management
MSC/MBA/MA in Hotel Management
What you need to get started
Working in a reputable kitchen will give you an introduction to the basics and get you into the right habits, which will be a good investment in your future.
It is advisable, because of the nature of the job, to gain practical, on-the-job experience.
Strong communication skills
High stamina levels
Efficient at Multitasking and Coordination
Able to take criticism
Cooking techniques, including knowing how to cook, store and serve food)
An understanding of food hygiene and health and safety.