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Sous Chef

A fast-paced role as second in command in a commercial kitchen environment.

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Sous Chef is between $60k and $70k
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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 Sous Chefs rate their role?

Latest reviews from 45 Sous Chefs surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.2
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
4.3
Job security
4.2
Pay / Salary
3.4
Variety of work
3.8

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Oct 2018
Rising through the ranks in a kitchen
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Design
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Hospitality
The good things
Being a junior sous gave me 5he feeling that I was finally in my way to somewhere good, that I wasn't going to be stuck in a dead end job for ever. It gave me great hope. The fact that I was awarded t...
The challenges
The main challenge, for me, was because I was promoted internally, I didnt have support from some of my colleagues. Some of these colleagues had been on holiday visas, and did not value their work and...
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Oct 2018
Hospitality is very rewarding if you put in the effort. What you put in is what you get out
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Hospitality
The good things
Being able to be creative in day to day operations to express my strong talents
The challenges
People management, with so many different personalities it takes time to learn how to master dealing with so many different people to get the best out of each person on a different level
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