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The difference between a chef and a cook :

It is likely that you will often hear the terms cook and chef used interchangeably, and so it can be hard to know what the difference is between them, if any or both refer to someone who works with food in the kitchen. But the question is there!

* – What is the difference between a chef and a cook?

A cook is someone who prepares and cooks food; while a chef is a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant: these definitions imply that a chef is a type of cook, but they differ in that a chef has developed learned skills, and chefs are likely to work in restaurants or hotels for heading the kitchen.


A cook can apply to those working in many different settings, such as schools, hospitals and prisons, often food is not the main priority of the establishment as it would be in a restaurant. The food is not prepared at the some level of precision.

Cooks exist in restaurants too, and are usually those who follow existing recipes or experimenting.

Cooks are generally multi-skilled.


A chef typically works in eateries where ingredients tends to be fresher and presentations are more considered. Often chefs will have studied and gained knowledge to get to where they are and they have greater understanding of techniques and flavours.

A good chefs can cook without following a recipe knowing instinctively from experience what combinations of ingredients works well in the meals.

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