Hi again, and thanks for tuning in for our second guide on " How To Become A Chef".
Do you have the desire and motivation to become a chef? Are you aware of the amount of time and dedication it takes to become a chef? You really need to keep yourself motivated if you are going to complete your study with the credentials that you are hoping so much for.
As with all things that require much effort, sometimes you really have to talk yourself into continuing. If you can stick with it, you will be extremely happy in the end, and you will be a chef! So in short, you need persistance.
Can you multitask? You will often be required to do many things at once, so be prepared for this. As you will learn, working in a kitchen is a fast paced environment. It certainly helps if you can keep up! Most jobs require you to be able to do more than one thing at a time, but none so much as working as a chef. It can be quite frustrating at times, but at the same time very rewarding at others. Multitasking is never more important than it is to those who wish to run their own kitchen.
Are you good at making split second decisions? When you are cooking more than one thing at once there is always room for disaster. You need to be able to think quickly in order to avoid any complications. Thinking on your feet is a necessity in working in a kitchen as there is always something going on around you. In order to be fully functional, you will need to be able to make decisions at the drop of a hat and your decisions will have to be the right ones. This may not sound very difficult, but consider that a kitchen is almost always filled with people and many things are being cooked at the same time. There is always a chance that something on the stove can go overlooked and begin to burn, and confusion can easily erupt among the staff. A quick, decisive chef will always try to keep everything running smoothly. As a chef you are going to have to monitor everything that is being prepared and still be able to keep up with your various other duties. You really will need to be a split second decision maker.
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