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What is the best training for becoming a hirable executive chef? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective executive chef?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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Rob in Wheaton, Illinois

86 months ago

Seth Verzyden in Sudbury, Ontario said: Well I am new at the executive chef relm, but to get to this place I worked in a tourist town where i could work on my name and qualitiy reputation. I started when i was 16 and i am now 26. I am not a big fan of too over the top styles of cooking. Working in Muskoka Ontario Canada has givin me a rustic style. Great wild game, dark sauces and fresh seasonal produce. And make sure the chits are no more than 20 min. If the board is full I take it 3 chits at a time. Push it out the door!

Seth I like your style!

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tom casey in Sterling, Virginia

86 months ago

hello host
here's my carer path and education for about 15 years-- each new line is a different establishment

fast food maagment
cafe barista/dish/serving
dish/busser (3 star seafood)
military infantry 4 years
cook/maintainance/server/open,closer,catering (cafe)
frycook,grill,wheeler,dish,bouncer,maintanance (bar and grill)
prep,saute,grill,dish,specials (3 star french)
ovens,saute,dish,specials (3 star itilian)asst km
saute,grill,specials,banquets (3 star steak house) asst km
saute,grill,prep,dish,specials,accounting,banquets,(2star)cook
collage buisness 40 hrs
dish,prep,catering,pizza line, hot sandwich line (cafateria)km
dish,pizza, salad line,maintainance,bouncer (cafe)
catering certification
plumbing certification
electrical certification
military infantry (3 year) to finance own resturant

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