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What Makes a Successful Chef

What Makes a Successful Chef

Do you have what it takes to be a succesful chef?

George Krumov | Chef's Blade

Not everyone who steps into a kitchen is destined to become a chef, let alone a successful chef. Many people choose this line of work only to support themselves while they go through college or university, and I have no problem with that. The service industry is growing fast and always need workers. However, only if you become a real chef will you get to experience the beautiful sensation of creating art, experience, love, madness, and pleasure all in one dish. Of course not every chef have the gift to do it, but at least everybody can try. As they say, it is possible to paint even if you are not a Picasso.

There are many ways to become a chef. Culinary school is one, but I think the best way is to work in a good restaurant for two years, learn everything you can and then go to college or start traveling the world and grow up through the ranks of the chef’s brigade.

There are many opportunities for chefs around the world. Cruise-liners are booming, Dubai is a hotspot, resorts in Europe, the Caribbean and so on. Also, the number of job openings for cooks and chefs in North America are expected to grow at a rate of 11 percent over the next decade.

I have done both – gone to college and travelled the world. I have been to so many places because of work that I have to still pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming. It has been always fun and very rewarding experience. I am still learning new things and having fun, and if I could turn the time eleven years back – when I left my old career for this one – I would do it all over again.

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