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Passion + Creativity + Love for Food = Career as a Chef!

Team StoryWeavers|January 19, 2022, 16:33 IST| 84

In recent times, due to the pandemic forcing all of us to stay indoors, the internet has got everyone up on their toes and experimenting with cooking. From hobby-cooks to creating master dishes like Michelin-starred chefs, the internet lets everyone get a taste of cuisines from around the world. Cooking is an art where one needs to be passionate about it and should have an inborn love for food besides having an experimental mind. If you are one of those who want to go beyond the boundaries of the home kitchen and make this hobby as your source of income, then this month’s careerscope topic is just for you!

Why become a chef?

A Day in the Life of a Chef

The average day in the life of a chef involves more than just cooking. A chef is responsible for inventory, planning the menu, food preparation, hiring, training, and supervising cooks and their food preparation, as well as managing high-end restaurants. Chefs earn a brownie point when they are recognised for their special cuisines and fine hospitality.

chef fact

The task of a chef varies depending on the type of food they prepare and the place they work at. Let’s look at the hierarchy in the career graph of a chef:

types of chef

What skills does a chef need? 

A culinary career demands efficiency, creativity, and an inquisitiveness to know the chemistry of different food ingredients. At a glance, here are the major skills needed to become a successful chef:

Skills required to become a chef

Manual dexterity

Chefs need excellent hand and finger movement coordination to grasp, slice, cut, and serve. They should know the proper knife techniques of cutting, chopping, and dicing.

Physical Stamina

This field often demands long shifts and odd hours of working. At times, they may even need to be on their toes the entire evening, overseeing the preparation and serving of meals. 

Strong Communication

To make sure that the cuisine ordered by the customers is prepared correctly with flavours and colours intact, chefs must communicate their instructions clearly and effectively to their staff and cooks.

Attention to detail

A slight change in the recipe or an ingredient can have a significant effect on the outcome of the very dish. Chefs need to make sure that every dish that is prepared contains the exact proportion of ingredients and in the correct order to avoid any subtle change in the flavour. 


In the culinary field, a chef needs to often experiment with the ingredients, food texture, and flavour. Some amount of creativity along with a good sense of smell and taste can help prepare innovative dishes.

What should you study to become a chef?

In India, the most popular way to become a chef is to obtain a Bachelor degree in Hotel Management (BHM), which is a three-year course. The course teaches food and beverage preparation, housekeeping operations, front office operations, computer applications, business communication, accommodation operation, corporate finance, sales, marketing, and public relations. 

Steps to enrol in BHS program

Once you complete your BHM, you can opt for a good quality culinary arts course. 

Top colleges in India offering a BHM course

One of the most popular colleges in India for pursuing a Bachelor course in hotel management is the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition(IHMs) chain of colleges. There are 21 IHM colleges located across India. Along with that, some of the other best colleges in India are:

  • Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) – Manipal
  • Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology – New Delhi
  • Culinary Academy of India (CIA) – Hyderabad
  • The Oberoi Group’s Systematic Training and Education Programme (STEP) – New Delhi
  • College of Hospitality & Tourism (CHAT) – Ahmedabad

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About the Author

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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October 4, 2020

Hi there !! This article was very useful but I would recommend you to bring up an article on carrerscope for an Author or a Judge ( lawyer ).
Thank you ?


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September 21, 2020

Cooking is good every student learn ?


September 21, 2020

Great message,I always wanted to become a Chef,I have been cooking since I was right years old,I have been cooking from five years?


September 21, 2020



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September 21, 2020

Wonderful information ??


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Please can you do a careerscope to become a dinosaur expert(Paleontologist)


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September 20, 2020

I wanted to become a doctor


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September 17, 2020

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But I’m not interested in cooking but this article was really good
Also please do a career scope on something digital, any work from home type work


September 17, 2020

I am a boy but I like cooking and I would like to become a chef too.

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September 17, 2020

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I also loves cooking .

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to give me this type of information .


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September 17, 2020

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September 17, 2020

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September 17, 2020

I am interested to be as chief

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 15, 2020

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September 15, 2020

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September 15, 2020

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September 15, 2020

What should I be ca or a chef ??


September 15, 2020

It’s my childhood objective to become a chef, but opportunity is not striking. It’s sure that one day I will become AN EXECUTIVE CHEF ☺️(may be?).

Priyal Chourey

September 15, 2020

Thanks Byju’s for this.???
I am also a chef for my home. Every weekend I try saome new desert.?????
But I am confuse because I wish to become pilot and a chef both
But I am totally confuse what to do prepare which carreare pilot or chef???
Ams I konw byjus will help me in every problem. I know my friends reading this will definitely help for it.
Thank u

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September 15, 2020

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Ngl , becoming a chef is pretty fun. Also , byjus please give a carrier scope in medicinal biology.

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September 15, 2020




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