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Pizza Chef

Turn your passion for pizza into a career.

What's it like to be a Pizza Chef?

Pizza Chefs are professional cooks, trained in all aspects of food preparation, but specialising in making pizza. They traditionally work in pizzerias. Pizza Chefs have to be knowledgeable about ingredients and cooking techniques.

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What can I earn as a Pizza Chef?

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How to become a Pizza Chef


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There are no required qualifications to become a pizza Chef, but it’s common for people to complete an apprenticeship and gain a general vocational qualification such as a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816).

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816) as part of an apprenticeship as a Pizza Chef.
  2. During your apprenticeship, absorb all the knowledge you can. Due to specialised nature of being a Pizza Chef, most valuable experience will be obtained on the job.

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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

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Latest Pizza Chef reviews

Latest reviews from 21 Pizza Chefs surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Pizza making can be a challenge, but it's a fun, well paid job for people who love to be creative, on there feet and love hospitality. I'd rather nothing else then to be a pizza maker.
Reviewer's Qualification
Record of School Achievement (Year 10)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Pizza maker
The good things
Pizza making as a courier is extremely fun. You are always on you're feet , learning new types of pizza and create many types. If you are one for being creative and you love hospitality and food then ...
The challenges
There are many challenges in being a pizza maker, although they are challenges that are exciting and anyone can handle them. You may find that customers ask for different toppings and styles of pizza ...
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May 2021
Pizza making is really good start for the beginner in cookery
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Bachelor of Justice Studies
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Pizza making and preparing
The good things
Get to meet many new people and feels good when you get compliment on what you have provided with
The challenges
Sometimes it can get hectic and stressful
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