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Career as a Chef

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About Career as a Chef


The hospitality sector is booming with new eateries of multi cuisine opening and foodies waiting to explore them. The success of these joints depends upon the dishes and preparation by  the Chef. This occupation is such which not only helps one pursue his hobby as a career option but also make a fortune.

Career Prospects of Career as a Chef


Professional chefs may find jobs in hotels, restaurants, air catering, food processing companies, catering in confectioneries, cruise liner, corporate catering, etc. Departmental catering services of defence and railways departments are also open to them. They also can work in canteens operated by universities, colleges and private schools. Chefs also become a food writer or food journalist And, of course, you can become an entrepreneur by setting up your own business. In addition to all you can find a job in abroad as Indian chefs are lately much in demand.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Chef

These courses are offered by various hotel management institutes across the country. For the degree course, an entrance exam is conducted by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). Short duration certificate courses are also available in food processing and cookery science. Besides specialization degree in any of the three areas: cold kitchen, hot kitchen and Bakery & amp; Confectionery may open up more job opportunities.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Chef

  • Sir , I am Mba marketing and currently doing business , but would like to become a chef if given an opportunity , please suggest me some part time courses by goverment colleges and private too. Posted By : Anijay Parikh, on 30-05-2012 17:09:58 Report Abuse

  • I AM I 10 TH CLASS I BECOME A CHEF . WHAT CAN I DO NEXT PLEASE GIVE AN IDEA Posted By : param, on 18-04-2012 18:02:05 Report Abuse

  • my son wants to become a chef he has passed his 10th exam is there any diploma courses for it in india or abroad Posted By : bhawna walia, on 12-04-2012 22:47:29 Report Abuse

  • i have just complete my+2,so i want to know from which best institute i should start my chef course. Posted By : saurabh, on 01-04-2012 07:41:09 Report Abuse

  • short term course to become a chef , i cannot go to a regular course as im married and having a small baby. Pls suggest. Regards, priyanka R Posted By : Priyanka, on 28-02-2012 11:24:45 Report Abuse

  • short term course to become a chef Posted By : john, on 20-10-2011 21:43:17 Report Abuse

  • Bonjour, I am a graduate, looking for a short term course to become a chef and build my career. Please help me. Posted By : John Fernandez, on 20-10-2011 21:12:35 Report Abuse

  • I love to cook and am looking for a short term course that would hone my skills and enable me to turn my passion into a career. Posted By : Rina Popat, on 16-08-2011 22:11:32 Report Abuse

  • I love to cook and am looking for a short term course that would hone my skills and enable me to turn my passion into a career. Posted By : Rina Popat, on 16-08-2011 22:10:52 Report Abuse

  • please tell me more about this course. I have completed my 10th in 2005 and now i am in US . Posted By : Jaspreet, on 30-06-2011 06:24:37 Report Abuse

  • I have just got through my ssc with very low percentage, i want to pursue a career as a Chef. So what shall i do next ? What am I to do? How am I to proceed? Kindly advise. Posted By : Jison Reji, on 18-06-2011 14:49:06 Report Abuse

  • plz tell me name of institute for food processing and fee & duration also . Posted By : rakesh, on 30-05-2011 19:26:52 Report Abuse

  • I am graduate from Delhi university & having One year diploma in Hotel management.Plz tell me all detail about post graduation or degree chef course. it includes best colleges, duration of course, college profile & placement etc. thanking u Posted By : Rishi, on 12-04-2011 18:45:25 Report Abuse

  • I am graduate from Delhi university & having One year diploma in Hotel management.Plz tell me all detail about post graduation or degree chef course. it includes best colleges, duration of course, college profile & placement etc. thanking u Posted By : Rishi, on 12-04-2011 18:44:40 Report Abuse

  • Sir please send me all details about chef course. it includes best colleges, duration of course, college profile & placement etc... thanks a lot.. Posted By : Mahaveer Singh, on 08-04-2011 16:55:32 Report Abuse

  • sir, want to get in to a hotel management collage i want to become a chef may i know how much is the cut off to get in 2 a collage and when are the addmision starting Posted By : jovieal fernandes, on 06-04-2011 17:10:16 Report Abuse

  • i want to become chef.which course is after 10th and 12th.i heard that after 10th to become chef the course is diploma in food production.after this course in which bachelor degree i will transfer? Posted By : chinmay, on 11-03-2011 15:10:14 Report Abuse

  • Sir, i am the student of hotel management collage, because of less percatage i hav taken admission in hospitality & tourisum, we dnt hav food producation partical, i hav to do career in kitchen department, i was thinking to do cource aft my diploma cource of chef, one of the chef of one resturant told me that u can do cource of 1 yr of chef aft the my diploma course,so u please suguest me wht i wil do. Posted By : Arfan, on 10-03-2011 00:20:09 Report Abuse

  • Pl tell me the detail i.e. duration, college name,percentage in class 12th about course for Chef. Posted By : daevesh apte, on 26-01-2011 10:54:45 Report Abuse

  • i would like to do MBA in hospitality so please guide me Posted By : Harshad, on 23-03-2010 09:36:26 Report Abuse

  • sir,plz tell me all detail about chef course. it includes best colleges, duration of course, college profile & placement etc. thanking u Posted By : vivek sharma, on 11-02-2010 03:01:29 Report Abuse

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