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Plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in a dining or catering establishment.
Training time 0.5 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,098
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 23,300

What does a Chef do?

  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • preparing and cooking food
  • explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff


  • Chef de Partie
  • Commis Chef
  • Demi Chef
  • Second Chef
  • Sous Chef

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