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Chefs

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,520 pile of coins

Age 35

£24,440 pile of coins

Age 50

£27,040 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £14,560

What does this career do?

Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.

Typical tasks

  • requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality
  • plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes
  • supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen
  • ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen
  • plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs, BTEC Certificates and Diplomas and foundation degrees are available. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available. Courses are also run by private cookery schools.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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