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How creativity is important for the role of a Chef?

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RE: How creativity is important for the role of a Chef?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
Verified Career Expert
Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

The creativity is very important for the role of a Chef. It adds a great value to the work of the Chef. Here are the reasons:

1. Innovation in recipes
A Chef has to come up with new innovative recipes which can appeal to the customers. This is the prime job of any Chef. And it requires creativity to a great extent. One has to do a number of experiments while coming up with a new recipe. The taste and flavor of a recipe and how much does it appeal to other people depends on the creativity of a Chef.

2. Chef Special
When we visit a hotel or a restaurant, we often look for the Chef special item on the menu. It automatically raises our expectations. This item has to be unique, special and extremely delicious in order to have a clear advantage over several other items. The creativity of the Chef plays an important role in determining the distinguish flavors of the recipe.

3. Decoration
It's not just about the cooking but also how well you decorate the food. Eaters eyes and not just the tongue decides the taste. A Chef has to be extremely careful about how to decorate the various recipes so that they look very appealing. This becomes even more important in today's information age when you have to share your recipes through various media channels and market your work by making it appear attractive.

4. Plan and Organize Kitchen
One of the important things for a Chef is to manage the kitchen and the various resources and equipments. Once again you will require creativity for this. The creative ideas save a lot of time not just for you but for the other kitchen staff as well.

Therefore the creativity plays a huge role in the life of a Chef.

RE: How creativity is important for the role of a Chef?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

Not only as Chef but every profession will require Creativity to be able to sustain in the market.

As Chef, it is important to be creative because Food is one of the factor that attracts people.

You might have noticed that even Change in name of particular food attracts attention and people wish to try it because it sounds different or new

For some serving or designing food is important, especially children.

Thus Creativity is needed for chef to survive the market and keep attracting customers

Hope this was helpful

Wish you good luck....

RE: How creativity is important for the role of a Chef?

Anupam Vohra
Anupam Vohra
Verified Career Expert
Founder Director,Career Counselor, Personality Development & Hospitality Trainer, NEST (Nurturing Educated Skillful Talent)
  • shimla

Hello Learner, 

Creativity is the essence of any career. It is the application of mind & heart which culminates grit & dedication.

Being a Chef, you must have the attribute of creativity with talent. Regular practice of making various dishes and with appropriate knowledge of any particular dish prepared by you. To work in Kitchen department of a 5*Hotel is a tedious job where you require resilience and innovative ideas to maintain the palatable nature of food and appeal which enhances the conspicuous element of various food prepared by you as Chef. Your creativity includes innovative creation, recipe tasteful & delightful, decoration with accompaniments and guest must get complete satisfaction post consumption of your prepared recipe.  

Key points as Chef: Innovation, New Ideas, Pre-preparation, proper equipment & utensils and Efficiency during and after preparation of ordered recipe.

Best of Luck, Chef

RE: How creativity is important for the role of a Chef?

Dr. Manasvee Dubey
Dr. Manasvee Dubey
Verified Career Expert
career counselor , industrial and rehabilitation psychologist
  • New Delhi

Hello Ashwin,

Nowadays in this competitive world creativity is very important for everyone and in every profession. By being creative you can make a boring and regular dish very interesting,attractive,delicious and nutritious by the skills,equipment and knowledge you possess. Creativity is a must have in the profession of chef as the responsibility lies on his/her shoulders in making every usual dish look different ,tasty , type of different accompaniment/s served .The point is that by his/her creativity he/she has to win the hearts of the customers and to maintain the reputation of the restaurant and making it different from similar type/s of restaurant .

Best of luck,

Dr Manasvee

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