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Chef
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand  

Plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in a dining or catering establishment.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Chef de Partie
  • Commis Chef
  • Demi Chef
  • Second Chef
  • Sous Chef
Job prospects for Chefs in Victoria

Occupation in the Chefs group include Chef

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 19,000 Chefs in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,098.20

Hourly earnings
$27.70

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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