Believe it or not, you can’t just walk into a kitchen and start as a head chef. The head chef, also referred to as the executive chef and chef de cuisine, is the boss of the kitchen -- and naturally, that’s a spot you have to earn. To be an executive chef, you not only need the experience and training, but the right attitude and skills to run your kitchen staff and turn out a superb menu each time.
Your Role in the Kitchen
Experience and Training
2016 Salary Information for Chefs and Head Cooks
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