Maddie and Wynn

Aspiring Chef

Benefits of Working in the Food or Hospitality Industry

Lots of Opportunity
you grow it, process, prepare or serve it

Horizontal Movement
start as a junior, learn with the pros, move up as you learn

Transferrable Skills
customer service, communication skills, cultural awareness

Social Interaction
fun and serious, build up your resume and network

Flexible Hours
choose it as a primary or secondary job, work shifts

Do what you Enjoy
get discount on foods, build relationships with others

What does it take to become a chef?

Becoming a chef takes time, experience, and enthusiasm. Some jobs require formal training, most require practical experience and all will expect you to have or be willing to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude needs to be successful.

You can learn ONLINE, in a classroom or in your own kitchen. Depending on your career ambitions and the time or funds you have available, you can develop your career watching videos, experimenting at home or in someone else’s kitchen, taking short or longer courses. Having a mentor or someone to apprentice with is a good way to develop your skills and confidence.

Follow Jojo here or through the social media, as he persues his aspiration to be a Michelin chef, cookbook author, and champion for ‘food for all’.

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