According to the bi-weekly Forbes, Gordon Ramsay, with an income of 38 million dollars, is the best-paid chef in the world. Do you want to repeat his professional success? Check now how it can be done...

What does it means to be a chef?

A chef is a professional cook. Just issuing instructions to other chefs is a margin of responsibility that a person employed as a chef must manage on a daily basis. However, let’s move on to the particulars, i.e. the list of standard duties

  • managing a team of cooks in a restaurant,
  • supervision over issuing dishes in accordance with the recipes and standards in force in the restaurant,
  • creating new dishes according to culinary trends,
  • preparing the menu,
  • kitchen management and ordering and receiving goods,
  • caring about the maintenance of order and cleanliness in the workplace.

It is easy to see that chefs must have both a solid theoretical knowledge about team management and the functioning of the premises, as well as well-developed skills in the field of culinary art. Resistance to stress and fatigue are also valuable features as you often have to spend up to several hours a day at work, and Sundays and holidays do not have to be time off work.

Formal conditions- how to become a chef?

Theoretical knowledge is relatively easy to acquire: just choose to study in the field of gastronomy and hospitality, during which we will learn all aspects of the functioning of a modern restaurant and hotel.

Since we already have a university degree , now it's time to write a few words about the recipe for success. It can be summarized in one sentence: hard work, hard work and hard work again - this is unfortunately the only way you can go to achieve something more in the catering industry. Do not worry, every chef started his career with kitchen help, and only later got more ambitious tasks from his supervisor.

How much does a chef earn?

Your future earnings will depend heavily on the level of your work experience. To put it briefly and concisely: the more you know, the more you will earn. Try to manage to get a job in one of the exclusive restaurants or in a renowned hotel facility! The median annual Executive Chef salary in United States is $64,609, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.