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Title: Career Investigation.
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Career Investigated: Chef

Describe this career: A kitchen chef is a person who cooks professionally. In a professional kitchen setting, the term is used only for the one person in charge of everyone else in the kitchen.

What are the most important skills for the job? Communication skills / social skills / practical skills / problem solving skills.

What are the most important personal qualities or attributes required for this position? Interest in food and cooking.

Identify 2 different courses that may lead to this career:

Qualification awarded:
Honours Bachelor Degree - Level 8
Course Name & Code:
Culinary arts DT407
College Name:
Dublin Institute Of Technology.

Qualification awarded:
Honours Bachelor Degree - Level 8
Course Name & Code:
Culinary Entrepreneurship DT416
College Name:
Dublin Institute Of Technology.

Course Entry Requirements:
Min Number of Subjects: 6
Min Number of Honours: 2
Min Grade in Maths: OD3
Min Grade in English or Irish: OD3

Course duration:
4years

Qualification awarded:
Bachelor of Arts (Culinary Arts)
Honours Degree - Level 8

Discuss this career in terms of your personal aptitude and interests: I love to cook and cook for my family and friends as it gives me great pleasure to see them enjoying my food. If you have a true passion for food you can be very successful and happy.

Discuss this career in terms of the subjects you are studying for the Leaving Cert: Math and economics so you know how to figure out food cost, how to develop good food purchasing practices and methods. How to deal with food purveyors. If you can't make a profit for the restaurant you will be out of a job sooner or later. Art so you know how to make food look as well as taste good and Home economics to maintain good nutrition and how to increase or decrease recipe quantities - especially those for baked goods. How to adjust recipes for high, of even very low altitude...
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