Chefs handle and oversee food preparation in restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments. There are many ways to get started in this industry, including on-the-job training, apprenticeships, certificate programs, and four-year degrees.
A typical day in the life of a chef might include:
• Evaluating the freshness of ingredients and assisting with the purchasing of daily produce and other food items
• Overseeing food preparation workers in their line
• Planning the daily menus and developing dishes that incorporate the day's freshest ingredients
• Inspecting the kitchen, food storage, and employees for cleanliness, safety, and efficiency.
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