How Much Do Chefs Make?

How Much Do Chefs Make

Becoming a professional chef opens the door to tons of different job opportunities. A question many people ask is, “how much money can you make as a chef?” While geographic location plays an important role when it comes to salary, additional variables like work experience and education also determine a chef’s earnings. 

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Ultimate Guide On How To Become A Personal Chef

How to become a personal chef

Becoming a personal chef will take many years of training and experience. Many people get the misconception that they will go through a training course and walk out a chef, but this is far from reality. A chef is someone who is in charge of people. To gain this status, you must first become a cook and work your way up. If you are wondering how to become a personal chef, then you must first step through many career achievements to earn the chef title. 

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What Is A Sous Chef? – Everything You Need To Know

What Is A Sous Chef

What is a Sous Chef? Sous comes from the French word for “under.” A Sous Chef is a chef who works closely with the Executive Chef in a professional kitchen. 

Becoming a sous chef is a mark of achievement indicating that a cook has graduated to a chef. Any chef wishing to prove themselves in the culinary world must do so on-the-job. The kitchen is one of the few professional workplaces where there is no substitute for experience. 

Therefore, new culinary grads are not eligible for the title of sous chef. A sous chef must prove themselves by mastering each “station” in the kitchen as it is not an entry-level position.

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Baking and Pastry School: Read This Before You Enroll

baking and pastry school

Do you dream of going to baking and pastry school as the first step towards opening your own business? Let’s look at what it takes to make this dream a reality.

For these and other answers I turned to the pros for help. Chef Briana Bielucke is a pastry chef and director of education, and Chef Natalie Galvan is a professional pastry chef and instructor, both at Culinary Lab Cooking School in Tustin, California.

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6 Things You’ll Learn in Culinary School

things you'll learn in culinary school

Culinary school is not only useful for the aspiring culinary professional. The lessons you learn will also help make you a better cook at home. These six things I learned from the professional chefs at The CulinaryLab Cooking School in Tustin, California, are among the top lessons I always use in my everyday cooking at home, as well as in a professional kitchen.

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What is the Experience Needed to be a Chef?

What is the experience needed to be a chef - CulinaryLab School

Becoming a chef can be an exciting career choice. If you love to cook and you’d love to get paid to do it, why not turn that passion into reality. But what is the experience needed to be a chef? Where to get started?

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7 Tips to Avoid Chef Burnout

How to Avoid Chef Burnout - CulinaryLab School

A career in the culinary profession is a stressful endeavor that can lead to chef burnout – a real problem in the culinary workplace today. Burnout costs employers millions, if not billions, in revenue every year, and it contributes to a significant amount of employee turnover. Here’s how you can avoid this costly workplace symptom…

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Typical Kitchen Hierarchy of a Professional Hotel Restaurant

Restaurant kitchen hierarchy - CulinaryLab School

As an aspiring chef, I wanted to know how the staff is organized. To get a better understanding of their hierarchy or “kitchen brigade” , I interviewed Executive Chef Andrew Litherland. Here’s his general overview of his staff, depicting the hierarchy of a large professional kitchen, starting from the bottom.

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Is culinary school right for you? Pros and Cons of Being a Chef

Pros and Cons of Being a Chef

Looking to break into the food industry and wondering if culinary school is the ticket in? It all depends on the individual, say the chefs we spoke to.Culinary school can be a great way for some to launch a career in the food industry, but there are far too many factors making it difficult to know for sure if culinary school is a right fit for you.Students with no professional experience might find it necessary to achieve basic skills before starting their journey into a fast-paced kitchen environment.For others, suffering through what can be a brutal, trial-by-fire restaurant atmosphere with no previous culinary training is still the right — and cheaper — way to go.Either way, the decision to attend culinary school should be a personal choice that benefits you, and not be based on impressing a hiring manager or chef.

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