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So, what is a chef? A chef is a person that has studied for many years in the culinary arts learning how to run a successful kitchen and properly preapre meals in a professional environment. There are quite a few places a chef can choose to work in. Some of these include:
Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitals, Diners, Cruise Ships etc.. There are also many choices that can be made regarding the position a chef may take in their work space. To be a chef you must first study in a culinary school or as an apprentice. You can't get to the level of head chef running a kitchen without first knowing the basics.
In the kitchen environment you are required to lift heavy pots and constantly stirring sauces is very common. It can be quite a stressful job. Being able to handle the stress calmly will be a great help to you in this profession. Like any other professional choice, this decision should be made with the right knowledge behind you.
Is it right for you? Before you decide whether or not to become a chef, you should first consider the demands that are placed on a chefs shoulders. It can be a very stressful situation for someone that doesn't know what it's like to be under such pressure. Deciding to be a chef is a difficult choice. You must have a genuine love of cooking, a creative mind, and a good temperament.
A good chef knows that for a kitchen to run smoothly, you must offer staff members a forum for their stresses as well. A chef must be the glue that holds the kitchen staff together. All members of the team must be able to work well together.
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