Chefs & Head Cooks


Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Also called: Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Chef, Executive Chef (Ex Chef), Executive Sous Chef

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
    Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Barrington Software CookenPro Commercial
  • CostGuard
    Analytical or scientific software
  • GNOME Gnutrition
  • IPro Restaurant Inventory, Recipe & Menu Software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Google spreadsheet
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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