What does a chef do in a hotel or restaurant, what’s his job, I see the chef roaming around in the restaurant, then who cooks the food?
Chefs and cooks prepare food in restaurants. There are many positions in the kitchen who handle different sections.
The main responsibility of a chef is to supervise other culinary workers and oversee the running of an entire kitchen or production department.- depends on the size of the establishment that handles the kitchen overall. In bigger establishments, there are sous chef, executive chef etc.
Setting up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, like knives, pans and food scales
Studying each recipe and gathering all necessary ingredients
Cooking food in a timely manner
Set up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, like knives, pans and kitchen scales
Study each recipe and gather all necessary ingredients
Cook food in a timely manner
Delegate tasks to kitchen staff
Inform wait staff about daily specials
Ensure appealing plate presentation
Supervise Cooks and assist as needed
Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g. reduce salt, remove dairy)
Monitor food stock and place orders
Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items
Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients
Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area
Chef responsibilities include studying recipes, setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. The chef should be able to delegate tasks to kitchen staff to ensure meals are prepared in a timely manner. Also, the chef should monitor sanitation regulations.
Ultimately, the chef is responsible to delight the guest with quality food.