What to Do After Chef School

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Where can I work after chef school?

What to Do After Chef School

So, you want to become a chef but you're not really sure where (or if) you'll be able to find your way in the industry. Is that what's holding you back? If so, just remember that following your dreams can take you down many different paths. Defining success shouldn't just be measured on whether you've become famous or not. A graduate of chef school has many options, most of them self-directed and entrepreneurial. Once you've got the skills of the trade mastered, the theory of business management established, and the passion to succeed, your options are limitless. For example, a graduate of chef school could:

  • open a specialty bread shop
  • open a gourmet pastry shop
  • start a business creating customized gourmet gift baskets
  • start a catering business
  • open a bakery
Your reasons for wanting to learn the art and science of becoming a private chef may have more to do with your desire to run your own restaurant, bed and breakfast, or spa. Creating a signature food or drink and introducing it into your business endeavor could be what drives sales.

So, if you're wondering where to apply your skills and talents after chef school, get creative!



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