Explore your passion for professional food service. Restaurants, hotels and other food service industries often employ three distinct types of employees -- chefs, cooks and food preparation workers.
- Chefs direct the activities of other kitchen workers, plan menu, create recipes, order food and supply, and some specific cooking duties. They are typically the most senior members of the staff.
- Cooks are responsible for the day-to-day food preparation at the restaurant or facility. Depending on the size of the facility, there may be several cooks, each responsible for a different part of the menu, or a different type of food.
- Food Preparation Workers work under the supervision of chefs and cooks, and typically perform less skilled duties.
Professional food service is a very competitive and challenging career path, but is highly rewarding for those who are positively challenged by dynamic environments and opportunities.