Head Chef

Does the challenge of cooking the finest food in the hot and hectic kitchen of a top restaurant appeal?

How about looking after guests at a prestigious hotel?

The work is really varied and you could find yourself doing anything from preparing food and drinks to organising conference facilities,working on a reception desk or providing a trolley service.

There are so many options available, but in a few years they could lead to running that hectic kitchen or managing that prestigious hotel.

So if you like meeting new people, helping them out, working in a team, and seeing a satisfied customer at the end of the day, then this could be the right career for you.

Hospitality and Catering Qualifications

Our NVQ Diplomas in Professional Cookery allows you train while you work, and there are levels to suit you whatever your experience, your job and your area of expertise.

You can also learn while you earn with an Hospitality and Catering apprenticeship.

For more information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.

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KEY INFO

Type of work:
Largely indoors, active, service-based.

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Who you could work for:
Restaurants, hotels, country clubs, bars, on ships, etc.

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Likely hours:
Unlikely to be 9-5!

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Earning power*:
£10-12,000. Opportunities for promotion are good and wages can rise quickly.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Sociable, good with people, a good communicator and calm under pressure.

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You could even go on to:
Run your own hotel or restaurant.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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