York College

Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.

Tasks

  • Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality
  • Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes
  • Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen
  • Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs, BTEC Certificates and Diplomas and foundation degrees are available. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available. Courses are also run by private cookery schools.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £21,000 per annum and can progress up to £24,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 20,179 employed Chefs in the region.

Current Vacancies

Chef

Meridian Business Support
28 May 2020

Chef

Elior
26 May 2020

Chef

Elior
18 May 2020

Chef

Sodexo Ltd
7 May 2020

Pizza chef

Lee mount balti house
7 May 2020
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