Chefs Job Profile

Fat-ChefJob Description for Chefs

Chef plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in dining or catering establishments.

Qualifications for Chefs

The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • plans menus and estimates food and labour costs in consultation with the Head Chef
  • implements staff rosters and supervises the activities of cooks and assistants
  • discusses food preparation issues with managers, dietitians and other staff members
  • requisitions food, kitchen supplies and equipment
  • demonstrates techniques to cooks and advises them on cooking procedures
  • prepares and cooks food § portions food, adds gravies, sauces and garnishes
  • explains and enforces hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff § may freeze and preserve foods.


  1. Chef de Partie
  2. Commis Chef
  3. Demi Chef
  4. Second Chef
  5. Sous Chef