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Chefs

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

£20,085

Median Salary

New workers start around £16,974. Normal pay is £20,085 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,953.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills employers are asking for

  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science

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