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Breakfast Chef

Specialise in breakfast service as a qualified Chef.

What's it like to be a Breakfast Chef?

Breakfast Chefs are professional cooks, trained in all aspects of food preparation, but specialising in breakfast service. They work in a variety of settings, including: commercial kitchens, hotels, cafes, restaurants and food trucks.

Tasks and duties

  • Pre-service: Checking the inventory and ordering required ingredients. Preparing for service may include things like cleaning, cutting and marinating the food.
  • Service: Communicating with floor and other kitchen staff, cooking and serving food.
  • Post-service: Ensuring the work environment is spotless is essential.

What can I earn as a Breakfast Chef?

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The most common salary for a Breakfast Chef is between $50k and $60k
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How to become a Breakfast Chef

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There are no required qualifications to become a Chef, but it’s common for Chefs to complete an apprenticeship and gain a vocational qualification such as a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816).
  1. Enrol in a TAFE course and look to begin your apprenticeship in a café, restaurant or hotel.
  2. After gaining experience, look for a role as a Head Chef, which will give you experience organising the kitchen, managing a team and designing a menu.

Explore commercial cookery qualifications

Find a qualification that will prepare you to work as a Breakfast Chef in a variety of settings.

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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Communication skills
  • Self motivation
  • Resilience
  • Team work
  • Professional ethics

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Creative thinking
  • Barista training
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Knife skills
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How do Breakfast Chefs rate their role?

Latest reviews from 5 Breakfast Chefs surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
2.6
Job satisfaction
3.8
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.4
Pay / Salary
3.2
Variety of work
3.6

Latest reviews

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Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Breakfast Chef
The good things
Firstly, being a breakfast chef requires you to start very early in the morning like 6am clock in.. good thing is being early to work and finish early as well. Also, menus for breakfast is rather att...
The challenges
Challenges are when the restaurant is unexpectedly busy at times and you were not prepared for it it can get a bit frustrating because breakfast menus has a lot of components and you have to be organi...
Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Breakfast and lunch
The good things
Good life balance
The challenges
Create new special every week
Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Hospitality
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Sous chef
The good things
It is a great role that teaches you to be constantly on your toes. There’s no time to dilly dally and always full of challenges on daily basis. It allows you to be creative and inventive in creating a...
The challenges
Being a chef means you are learning constantly. Always being creative and inventive while at the same time you still need to be able to keep your composure and calm to deal with highly stressful envir...
Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Chef
The good things
Early to Bed Early to start!!! Best part to be in the Breakfast team is to enjoy the sun and do Family chores!! Concerning part could be to sleep early
The challenges
Cant afford to be Late!!!!!
Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Hospitality
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
This is Challenging Job.
The challenges
Time Management Budgeting Leading and Motivation
Source: SEEK Role Reviews

Working hours for Breakfast Chefs

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
Often
Sometimes
Never
Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 5 Breakfast Chefs

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