Students Create Career Profile Chef Food badges: Preparation and Consumption Holland Code: Create Being a chef never seems like a job, it becomes a true passion. Gordon Ramsay Love, Wedding, romance, Fork, knife, plate, food In A Nutshell I create recipes and decide how food will be presented. I train my kitchen staff, and make sure the food we’re serving is high quality and delicious. I plan menus and make sure the kitchen is stocked with all the ingredients we need. Swipe Potential Salary Range $13.00 - 25.00 Hourly Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec YT Yukon Territories There’s no place quite like a restaurant kitchen. It’s loud, hectic, hot, and full of knives, but there’s no better place to get the creativity flowing or to dream up amazing food. Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Create and test recipes and decide the best way to serve dishes Plan and update menus and ingredients Coordinate all the other cooks and food preparation workers in the kitchen Hire and train new employees to the kitchen’s standard of quality Make sure the kitchen and its equipment are clean and ready to use Talk to customers to ensure their dining experience is excellent Education & Training Cook's trade certification or similar, plus lots of training and experience, are required. 100all Job Outlook This is a competitive field filled with passionate and talented job seekers. Experts predict that in the next 10 years, there will be fewer job openings than there are chefs to fill them. Extra experience or personal connections are critical to get an advantage in this industry. Related School Subjects Practical Applied Arts Social Studies Health Education Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Food Cooking Eating Art Restaurant Important Skills Creativity & Innovation I’m always experimenting with foods and trying to find innovative and unique dishes that will blow customers away. Coaching & Mentoring A kitchen is only as good as the people within it, so as the head of the kitchen staff, it’s extremely important that I’m working to develop the talents of the other cooks in the kitchen. Customer Service I usually don't deal directly with customers, but if a customer ever asks to talk to me, it’s critical that I can make them feel heard and appreciated. Planning It’s up to me to make sure our meals and staffing are well planned. We need to make sure we are sending out good food quickly, even in the craziness of our busy kitchen! Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Creative Work Working With A Team Working in a Small Business Helps Others Similar Careers Food & Beverage Product Developer Food Production Supervisor Helpful Links YouTube - Job Talks - Chef Chef Explains Why Working In A Kitchen Might Be The Most Valuable Job Culinary Schools & Colleges in Canada snapAG- Eating Local snapAG- Food Waste snapAG- Organic Food snapAG- Protein and Nutrition Career Glossary Standard of Quality References Chef or Head Cook. (2020). Chef in Canada. (2020). Interested in Becoming a Chef?. (No Date) Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.