Chef: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:35)
Whitcraft is one of the head chefs at Winslow's Home in Saint Louis, Missouri. Whitcraft is in charge of ordering, hiring, cooking, menu development, recipe testing and more.
Chef: Career Beginnings: Keys for Success (01:13)
Whitcraft decided to try culinary arts after struggling at mechanical engineering school. Her first job was at a country club.
Chef: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:41)
Be adaptable and good at problem solving. Being creative will enable you to land top culinary jobs.
Chef: Education and Certification Requirements (00:42)
Culinary students are trained in food safety and knife safety and skills. They need to be able to think and move quickly, handle pressure, and be good problem solvers.
Chef: Workplace Atmosphere (00:58)
Chefs work long hours, near open flames, hot water and with sharp tools in small spaces with other workers.
Chef: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:48)
Though you work long hours, it is fun and challenging.
Chef: A Day on the Job (01:55)
Whitcraft lists all the things involved in her day as a chef such as: overseeing the kitchen, ordering, hiring, and creating new menu items.
Chef: Industry Goals and Services (01:20)
The goal is a customer who enjoys your food. The menu should accurately describe the dish. Ingredients should be locally sourced when possible.
Chef: Industry Challenges (01:13)
Whitcraft shares concerns about food waste and increasing costs.
Chef: Looking at the Future (00:57)
Whitcraft hopes cooking with local produce becomes normal for restaurants everywhere and chefs can find a balance between their career and personal life.
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