What's it like to be a Chef?
A Chef is a professional cook, trained in all aspects of food preparation. They generally work in commercial kitchens; these can take on a wide variety of forms, from fine dining restaurants, to cafés, to foodtrucks. Many Chefs focus on a specific cuisine, while others choose to specialise in certain aspects of cooking, like baking or pastry making.
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How to become a Chef
- Complete an apprenticeship as part of a VET course that matches your cooking interests. This could be a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30821), Certificate III in Patisserie (SIT31021) or Certificate III in Bread Baking (FBP30421).
- After becoming a qualified Chef, advance your cooking skills with further kitchen experience.
- Consider further study to progress your career or specialise in a style of cooking. For example, a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516) can prepare you for leadership roles in a kitchen.
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This qualification provides the skills to prepare for a supervisory or team leader role within a commercial kitchen.
This qualification provides the skills needed to produce patisserie products and prepare for a role as a pastry chef.