Professional chefs (according to prepare and cook food, and supervise other culinary professionals in the kitchen. They may work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, private residences and a variety of other food-service settings. Although most chefs enter the occupation through entry-level positions and work their way up with training and experience, some complete some postsecondary education programs in the culinary arts.

Job Prospect

Very high

Work Environment

Chefs and head cooks work in restaurants, private households, and other establishments where food is served. They often work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. The work can be hectic and fast-paced. Most chefs and head cooks work full time

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Vocational Education

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines