Chef Career

Chef Career

So you think you want to start a Chef Career? Ask yourself the following questions . . .

• Do you have a passion for food?

• Do you enjoy cooking?

• Are you creative?

• Do you enjoy serving people?

• Do you enjoy being in a restaurant setting?

• Are you willing to be on your feet for the majority of your day?

• Will do you willing to work flexible hours which will include nights and weekends?

The Facts About A Chef Career

The Facts About A Chef Career • Chefs will work weekends, holidays and late evenings.

• High school diploma is not required for entry-level culinary arts jobs, but will be essential for advancement.

• Working as chef can be physically demanding. As a chef you will be n your feet for long periods of time. In addition, you will also be working with sharp knives and open flames that put you at risk for injury.

• Some chefs choose to work for established restaurants and others go into business for themselves by opening a restaurant.

How Much Money Can I Make As A Chef?

Career Salaries

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the median annual salary for a chef was $34,370. The salary range for these positions was between $20,160 and $60,730. Your salary may depend on the location, responsibilities, and what type of restaurant you work for. Click here to compare the salary of a Chef Career to other career salaries.

Ready To Start Your Career as a Chef?

Click here to learn about the steps to get started as a Chef.

If becoming a Chef isn't good fit for you, you may want to consider one of these other Hospitality Careers . . .

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