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
• 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?
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.
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Ready To Start Your Career as a Chef?
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