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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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Learn about the field . What day to day work would look like . Growth opportunity & prospects . Interview preparation . Transition advise . Networking 

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JOSIE LANE

Current position

Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.

 

Career prospects & criteria 

Understand the prospects within the career & the education & other skills you need to make it. 

 

Educational Qualifications

  • 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.

Soft Skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Leadership abilities

  • Organizational skills

  • High stamina levels 

  • Teamwork

  • Detail Oriented

  • Disciplined

  • Efficient at Multitasking and Coordination

  • Able to take criticism

Technical Skills

  • Cooking techniques, including knowing how to cook, store and serve food)

  • An understanding of food hygiene and health and safety.