You might hire a chef to:

  • Plan the menu for a restaurant or catering event
  • Develop new recipes and quality check dishes

  • Train and oversee all cooking
  • Introduce new techniques to a kitchen’s overall repertoire
  • Work with suppliers and managing inventory
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Knowledge of a variety of food preparation techniques and diverse ingredients
A passion for food
The proven ability to lead and train a team — and motivate high performance within a kitchen
A spirit of culinary creativity and adventure
Certification relevant to state or country of employment, such as a culinary degree, food handler certificate, etc.
Finesse with ingredients and technique
Understanding of food safety and sanitation regulations