Chefs and cooks make food in restaurants, hotels, and other places. A chef is a cook who has more training, skill, or experience. Many chefs are famous for creating new recipes and writing new cookbooks.
• Plans and cooks healthy meals.
• Carves meats
• Makes decorations with food.
• Orders supplies and food.
• Trains cooks and workers in cooking.
Where and When:
• Chefs may work in restaurants, hospitals, school cafeterias, and factory cafeterias.
• Chefs work in kitchens that can be modern and air conditioned, or small and hot.
• Chefs stand for long periods of time.
• Chefs may work at all times of the day, mornings, late nights, holidays, and weekends.
• Some work at people's homes.
What or Who They Work With:
• Graters & choppers
• Meat Thermometers
• Measuring cups and spoons
• Computers to order food
• Books to look up recipes
• Pots and Pans
• Work with other cooks, restaurant managers, servers, patrons (people that eat at the restaurant).
• Some chefs work for one person at the person's home.
Education and Training:
• Many have a high school diploma.
• Some have an associate's degree (2 years).
• Some have less than a high school diploma.
• Many good chefs must have a lot of training from cooking schools.
- Pastry Chef
Related School Subjects:
• Food Science
• Foods and Nutrition
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