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You’ll find that a wide variety of career opportunities fall under the “chef” umbrella, from a station chef cooking on “the line,” where most culinarians begin, to the sous chef to the top position of executive chef. The executive chef is responsible for all kitchen operations, including menu development, ordering, budgeting, and staff management. As a chef, you might be sautéing, grilling, and prepping in the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, private homes, resorts, and many other venues. To be a successful chef, you need a passion for cooking; a highly creative mind; good organizational and interpersonal skills; the physical stamina to work in a hot, busy kitchen; and the ability to think on your feet.

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