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I’m chef ssentongo Geoffrey
Choosing a career as a chef :
Choosing to start a career as a chef is smoothing anyone can do at any time in their life. With the hospitality industry continuing to grow year on year, there remains a high demand for skilled chefs and requirements for you to get started may not be as tough as you anticipated.
Anyone can become a chef, but if you are just starting out you must get some experience of working in a kitchen to put on your cv. It could also be beneficial for you to obtain a quolefication.
The good news is that there are lots of ways you can do this ;
Many establishments are willing to take on school leavers. You would start your training path as kitchen assistant or traine and work your way up the kitchen hierarchy.
* APPRENTICESHIP –
You can also work and learn at the same time. An apprenticeship will usually begin at an intermediate or advanced level. Here you will need at least English and mathematics from grade 7 abave.
* WORKING IN THE KITCHEN – can be as challenging as it is rewarding and you must be prepared to work hard. Demonstrating that you are happy to work the modern jobs such as emptying the rubbish.
* HAVING A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF KITCHEN SAFETY :
Food hygiene and awareness of allergies and their importance in the kitchen would also be beneficial.
No doubt, you need to be able to cook, but being a chef is more than putting food on a plate. You also need to elevate up and master some key skills. I’ve worked with chefs to develop a lest of top 10 skills.
1- WILLINGNESS TO LEARN
Becoming a chef can be a hands-on learning experience, and like they say. Practice does make perfect. You most master flavors and techniques of different dishes which can take time and lots of energy.
2- GENUINE PASSION
The life of a chef is demanding as the busiest work days are often. These when other people are out celebrating Christmas, valentines days and Sundays, therefore you must have a real desire to be the person who makes other people dinner.
I know that kitchens can be a very busy environment to work on, and so it is essential that you have ability to always work clean and tidy.
4- ABILITY TO SKILLFUL MULTIASK
There can be many elements of food on one plate to make up a complete dish. Now think, that plate belongs on a table with three other mains, plus sides.
A chef will be creative in terms of putting a menu together, how the dishes looks on the plate and how it tastes to the customers. Planning how the kitchen works. Some chefs will take charge of decorating.
6 – TIME MANAGEMENT
It’s beneficial to be time management it is high light’s the importance of the skills outside for your workflow.
7 – TEAM WORK
The professional kitchen can be a melting pot of people, with many people from different backgrounds coming together through a shared love of cooking. Being able to both work and get on well your team is an essential skill for a smooth cheffing career.
8 – LEADERSHIP SKILLS
As well as being a team player, experienced chefs should know how to lead the team, and get the best out of them.
9 – RESILIENCE
Chefs will frequently receive feedback from other chefs, colleagues and customers on the food they produce and not all of the feedback will be positive. You need to able to handle criticism, look at it honestly and decide.
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