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post #61 of 67

Oh, one can never call them-self a Chef, only others may do that crazy.gif

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Specialties: MasterCook/RecipeFox; Culinary logistics; Personal Chef; Small restaurant owner; Caterer
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post #62 of 67

In my opinion you can call yourself a chef when you hold that position. Otherwise you are a line cook, or "cook". I hate those people who call them chefs when they are line cooks and so on. But, this has been the widely debated topic of many. But if you are owning your own business and making things happen with no one telling you what to do, then rock on Chef.

post #63 of 67

A-yup

 

The best way to define this thing is the "acid test" as follows:

 

A "Cook" is judged by what they put on a plate

 

A "Chef" is judged by how they run a kitchen.

 

End of discussion

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post #64 of 67

 who can answer my question i have been working as a chef /cook for over 30 years but cant call myself a chef has i have no qulifcations how can i get my life experance  grade 

post #65 of 67

I am a Culinary Student. So when are you considered a Chef and not just a professional cooK? A Culinarian...if you will?

post #66 of 67
IMO a chef is the one responsible for the kitchen as in ordering, bookkeeping, scheduling, budgets and when the shit hits the fan If people come looking for you to straighten it out.. You're the chef. Chef = Chief
post #67 of 67

To Chef Ed,

 

Hate to say it, but as much as you espouse loving the life of being a chef, there does seem a tad bit of bitterness in your words. It's almost as if being a chef stole your life from you and you are just enjoying your time at the top before (because it seems apparent you don't save for retirement) you go all the way back down to the bottom. 

 

 

And then I realized....this post was 12 years old LMAO

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