"AM I CHEF?".
Explores the experiences required to be a cook or chef.
The notion advocated by some education authorities
in Australia that a certificate two equates to a qualified
cook and a certificate three is a qualified chef is wrong
and misleading. A cook is the qualification and a chef is a
status. Chef is not a qualification. A certificate three is
the minimum required to be a qualified cook and, in
industry, a qualified cook requires supervisory experience
to be a chef.
A simple method to establish the creditability of a culinary
course or school is to consider their advertisements. Avoid
educational institutes with websites or advertising material
with images of students inappropriately dressed, or without
hats, or those who advertise introductory training for chefs,
not cooks. This demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding
of the industry they service.