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Demi Chef

Take charge of a specific section of a kitchen as Demi Chef.

What's it like to be a Demi Chef?

A Demi Chef (also known as a Station Chef) is in charge of a specific section of a kitchen, such as pastry, butchery, fish, and vegetable.

Demi Chef

Tasks and duties

  • Plan, prepare, cook and present dishes within restaurant or company guidelines.
  • Develop ideas for menus, taking into account availability, cost of produce, food supply and customers’ tastes.
  • Contribute to improving profit margins and controlling food costs.
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Demi Chefs may work in a variety of settings, including hotels and resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, catering companies and entertainment or conference venues.

Demi Chefs are also required to adhere to health and safety regulations to ensure working areas are clean and tidy and that food is prepared in a hygienic manner.

What can I earn as a Demi Chef?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Demi Chef is between $55k and $65k

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How to become a Demi Chef


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To become a Demi Chef in Australia, you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in cooking while also gaining a TAFE qualification in cookery. Employers generally require that you have completed year 10.

  1. Complete an apprenticeship or traineeship. Full-time apprenticeships usually last for 36 months. Concurrently, complete a qualification in cooking, such as a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816) (or equivalent).
  2. Once you’ve gained your qualification, employers often desire employees to have a food safety supervisor certificate.
  3. There are numerous employment opportunities available to Demi Chefs who want to progress their careers, such as becoming a Sous Chef or Executive Chef or further study (such as a Bachelor of Culinary Management).

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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

This certificate gives you the skills to prepare food and menu items and may provide a pathway into roles in cafes and restaurants.
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How do Demi Chefs rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Demi Chefs surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.5
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
4.0
Job security
4.5
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
3.5

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Oct 2018
Being a Demi Chef is the turning point of Chef career
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Chef
The good things
Being a Demi Chef is the starting point of actually looking after a section in the kitchen then you work your way upto become a Chef de partie
The challenges
Good time management skills and lot of expectations from the senior chefs
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Oct 2018
chef job is a hard job, but I enjoy it
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Culinary Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
kitchen
The good things
life balance, flexible, and not much stress
The challenges
learn more when work in a small team and challenge my ability to move to next steps
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What are the job opportunities for Demi Chefs?

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