Cooking is as old as the human civilization. It is an art, a passion that mankind is born with and adapts to with time. For some, cooking is a therapy in itself while for some to feed others is itself rewarding. However, a chef is required to be highly professional and efficient in designing a menu, training junior chefs and negotiate with clients.

Career Options

  • - Executive Chef - Sous Chef - Banquet Chef - Pastry Chef - Food Production Manager - Purchasing Manager - Private Club and Resort Manager - Institutional Food Service - Contract Food Service - Dietary Manager - Restaurant Owner

Educational Qualifications

  • - Minimum 10+2 - Bachelor/Diploma of Hotel Management - Certificate chef courses that last 6-12 months

Personal Skills

  • Love for cooking is the primary prerequisites for a chef including an inclination towards knowing the different forms of culinary arts
  • innovative mind and the chemistry of different food ingredients.

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s Degree - Diploma courses - Certificate courses

Top Colleges

  • Culinary Academy of India Address: House No. 6-3-1219/6-A, Saibaba Estate, Kundanbagh, Umanagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016 Phone: 040 2341 8064 Website:
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa Address: Pusa, Library Avenue, New Delhi, Delhi 110012 Phone: 011 2584 1411 Website:

Working Conditions

In job hazards include cuts, burns, slips and falls that may be counted as minor injuries. However, working hours may include early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays as people prefer to dine out mostly on weekends.

Top Companies

  • Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Address: No.1, Man Singh Rd, South Block, Man Singh Road Area, Delhi 110001 Phone: 011 6656 6162 Website:
  • Hotel Oberoi Maidens, Delhi Address: Flat No. 6, Shanker Market, 2nd Floor, Above Shop No.1 Shankar Market, Outer Circle, Opposite M Block, Connaught Place, Delhi, 110001 Phone: +91 8287 000 333  Website:

Successful Persons

Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor awarded as the 'Best Chef of India' by the Government of India. Sanjeev Kapoor, Indian celebrity chef, writer, entrepreneur and television celebrity is awarded with ITA Award for Popular Chef & Entrepreneur, Star Parivar Award for Best Judge, ITA Award for Best Cookery Show and Padma Shri in 2017. He is perfectionist, be it giving instructions for Butter Chicken, selling Wonderchef 's premium cookware and appliances, or his Yellow Chilli chain of restaurant. His secret recipe is "keep things simple."

Vikas Khanna

Vikas Khanna is a renewed name, winner of Michelin star culinary expert. Vikas Khanna, the wonder Chef acclaimed internationally for his culinary art was born with misaligned feet and mocked for his accent. He was made to realize that he was good for nothing but he did not succumbed and bloomed into a successful Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer, filmmaker, humanitarian and the judge of TV Show MasterChef. His cookbook on culinary legacy of Indian festival is an initiative to promote world peace.  

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