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A chef is a highly trained and skilled professional, who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation for a particular cuisine. Chefs can receive both formal training from an institution, as well as through apprenticeship with an experienced chef.

Career Options

  • • Aesthetician • Bar Manager • Cafeteria Attendant : • Cafeteria Chef • Cafeteria Worker • Cake Baking • Cake Maker • Caterer; etc.

Educational Qualifications

  • •Minimum qualification-10+2 •Certification is not mandatory to work as a professional chef •Certificate, diploma or degree in culinary art programs

Personal Skills

  • •Strong interpersonal and leadership skills •Responsible •Sensible •Kitchen management •Self motivated

Courses to be pursued

  • • Degree in culinary art • Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts • Craft Certification Course in Food Production • B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration • Diploma in Food & Beverage Service • Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery • Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie • Craftsmanship Course in Food & Beverage Service • M.Sc in Hospitality Administration • M.Sc in Dietetics & Food Service Management • Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operations & Management

Top Colleges

  • Culinary Academy of India House No. 6-3-1219/6-A, Saibaba Estate, Kundanbagh, Umanagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016 Ph- 040 2341 8064
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi, Delhi 110012 Ph- 011 2584 1411
  • Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management F-389, Sector-63, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307 Ph- 0120 419 0433

Working Conditions

• Working conditions may depend on the type and quantity of food being prepared and the local laws governing food service operations. • Long working hours • Job hazards may include slips and falls, cuts, and burns, but injuries are seldom serious. • Work hours in restaurants may include early mornings, late evenings, holidays, and weekends. Work schedules of chefs, cooks and other kitchen workers in factory and school cafeterias may be more regular.

Top Companies

  • ITC Maurya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
  • The Grand

Successful Persons

Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor is an Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur, writer and television personality. Kapoor began his career in a under a kitchen management scheme. After working in many hotels, he became the Executive Chef of the Centaur Hotel in Mumbai. In 2001, he unveiled his first restaurant, The Yellow Chilli, which is now present in many major cities across India.

Shipra Khanna

After winning Masterchef season 2 Shipra had a television show as a celebrity chef on Food Food. She has been honoured by Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Chef Khanna travels the globe for her book "The Spice Trail". Shipra Khanna has done a lot of TV shows around the world and is considered the most "Glamorous Indian chef"!

Kunal Kapur

Kunal Kapur (born in New Delhi), is an Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur, best known as the host and judge of the TV series MasterChef India Season 1, 2 and 3. Having the early lessons about cooking from his father and grandfather, he began his career around 2000, from the Taj group of hotels and worked with many of its hotels in various cities across India.

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