WHAT DOES A CHEF DO?

A chef in a gourmet restaurant is responsible for organizing, planning and executing the culinary offerings in the restaurant. He leads the kitchen team, develops new dishes, ensures compliance with quality and hygiene regulations, and is responsible for the success of the restaurant. He can also make decisions about ingredient selection, menu design and pricing.

WHAT ARE YOUR TASKS?

As a chef in a gourmet restaurant, you will have a variety of responsibilities that will enable you to successfully manage the restaurant. Your first task is to manage and organize the kitchen team. You will be responsible for leading, training and developing your kitchen team to do their jobs satisfactorily and professionally. Another important task is the development of new dishes. You are constantly developing new and innovative dishes to innovate the menu and surprise the guests. You will ensure that the best ingredients are selected for the dishes and that they are fresh and of the highest quality. You decide which dishes to include on the menu to treat guests to a varied selection.

WHEN CAN I BECOME A CHEF?

To become a chef in a gourmet restaurant, there are a few steps you can take. Formal training in culinary arts, such as an apprenticeship or studies at a culinary school or college, is the first step. Gaining experience in different kitchens and under different chefs, creating a well put together work portfolio, taking advanced training in areas such as nutrition, cost control, leadership and management, and networking in the industry are other important steps. Perseverance and passion can bring you step by step closer to your goal of becoming a chef in a gourmet restaurant.

HOW MUCH DOES A CHEF EARN?

The salary of a chef in a gourmet restaurant can vary widely and depends on many factors, such as the size and location of the restaurant, the experience of the chef, and the type of restaurant. On average, however, the salary of a chef is around 60,000 to 85,000 euros per year. However, in some regions and at very successful and prestigious restaurants, the salary can be significantly higher.

WHERE CAN I FIND A JOB?

The chef. You develop the offer in the restaurant. You wear the hat in the kitchen. Would you like to take on that role? Then let’s talk about your qualifications.

Walnut Careers accompanies you in your career planning and offers you daily new jobs in gourmet gastronomy and luxury hotel business.

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