Chefs are skilled workers who are responsible for dishing out exotic food for customers in hotels and restaurants. The creative talents of the chef are valued by hotel management due to their ability to cook and prepare delicious food for its patrons. The chef leads a team of cooks and other assistants who help in preparing the food. They specify the exact amount of spices to be used for cooking each dish and its presentation before being served to the customers. They are proficient in using different types of cooking methods. Cooking is their passion and it is the creative talents that make a successful chef.
The job of a chef involves long working hours and working on weekends or holidays too. The chefs may choose to work in hotels, restaurants or industries that need people to prepare food.
The responsibilities of a chef include preparing meals, deciding on the menu, maintaining supplies, managing budgets, monitoring cooks and other team members, and ensuring the hygienic conditions in which food is prepared.
- Creative talents in food preparation
- Decision making abilities
- Good communication skills and time management skills
- A good team player