Chefs plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments. (Cooks, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this group).

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  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
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  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth

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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • preparing and cooking food
  • explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff
  • may freeze and preserve foods.

Job Titles

  • Chef

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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