Chef - Career Queries

Chef is the person who is responsible for various activities in kitchen like- ensuring the quality and taste of meals, managing the staff and maintaining healthy surroundings.

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 r

There are many myths about the Chefs and the kind of work they do. I am listing down some common myths: 1. Being a Chef is like Domestic labor: Gone are the days when Chefs were treated like domestic labor. The world has changed. It's not the same today. It is one of the respected professions today.  Not just in terms of money but also name and fame, Chefs are doing great job. Sanjeev Kapoor is a wonderful example. 2. Chefs only cook: This is another common misconception. Chefs role has changed over the years and today they perform various roles from directing culinary t

The scope of your career as a Chef depends on a number of factors that have been mentioned below. Please consider all these points before you pursue your career in India or abroad:1. The job opportunities are more in countries like USA where the economy is developed and the hotel industry is in a very good shape. If we talk about India, the opportunities are lesser but they are growing with time. It will still take few years before you will have similar opportunities here.2. The salary of Chefs is much higher in countries like USA, UK, Australia. In India, Chefs do earn a lot but the starting

You can become  a Chef by a number of paths.One of the most preferred and valuable path is to pursue a course in hotel management after class 12. These are three years courses and have many benefits such as campus placements, good education base to do Masters such as MBA etc. It is a good option where you learn a lot about the hotel industry and at the same time you get your Bachelors done. Eligibility criteria for that is as below:Minimum of 60% aggregate marks in 12 standard.You must appear for a two-hour entrance exam comprising English, Reasoning, General Science and General Knowledge

Below are few books that every Chef must read:

Interesting career to think of.But please note that even a post graduate certificate program needs a base in Hospitality management. So you need to get into completing a B.Sc in hospitality management.Though there are short term courses related to bakery, confectionery, culinary ART and so on, which you can pursue, just so that you could get an entry into the main stream hotel.Apart from this, a degree just helps you get into a hotel, mainly helps you secure a job. Its how you perform thereafter that would give you the title of Chef executive.Even to reach the position of chef executive t