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Demi Chef

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.

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.
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?

The most common salary  for a Demi Chef is between $50k and $60k
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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).

Explore Demi Chef qualifications

Duration 18 wks - 3 yrs
20 institutions offering this qualification
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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Innovation
  • Communication skills
  • Food safety supervisor certificate
  • Thoroughness
  • Initiative
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How do Demi Chefs rate their role?

Latest reviews from 3 Demi Chefs surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Oct 2018
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
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Hospitality
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Chef
The good things
It's sick as mate.
The challenges
It's challenging ay
5 out of 5Oct 2018
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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What are the job opportunities for Demi Chefs?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

Demi Chef jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
16.7%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Chefs
Latest Demi Chef jobs on SEEK
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is looking for Demi Chefs to join our Altitude & Cafe Mix Kitchen.
1d ago
Private Advertiser
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
A prestigious Melbourne Club with extensive dining facilities requires a Demi Chef to work in a predominately Monday – Friday role.
Summit Restaurant & Kuta Cafe
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
The iconic Summit Restaurant/Kuta Cafe is looking for a Full Time Demi Chef and Chef de Partie for an immediate start for our fantastic kitchen team.
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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour has a fantastic opportunity available for an experienced Demi Chef to join the Kitchen team!
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