A chef’s kiss or chef’s favorite are two phrases that everyone is familiar with. But what does it take to become a chef? Moreover, is it necessary to go to a culinary school to become a chef? That is what we will be discussing in this article.
What does it take to become a chef?
Making food enjoyable, rewarding, and giving a fine dining experience is a job of a chef that is bestowed upon him. A chef have immense knowledge about food compliance and safety, product management, quality assurance and food manufacturing, spices, time management, knife skills, and much more.
Being a chef is like being an artist who knows how to showcase their talent. Even with the little resources, they know how to manage things and how to please their audience. I would say it is not easy to please people. You have to be cautious about the details and look up to everything. An artist is passionate about his arts, so is a chef about his cooked meals. They give their best to present the best out of their talent.
Role of culinary schools in teaching the future chefs for society
With their position in the market, you might be familiar with culinary schools. These are the institutes that provide proper knowledge for culinary arts and are known as the best to produce professional chefs in the industry. With their training and courses, they teach their students about every required skill a chef must have. From theoretical to experimental courses, a well-defined program is introduced to train their students.
They give you a degree, specifically naming your talent. Moreover, not only do they provide you with the required experience needed for a good job but also make you capable f starting your own business.
Can you become a chef without attending a culinary school?
Now the answer to this question is YES. Culinary sciences are a modern adaptation of how to cook food. Primitive people cooked food with sticks and fire as a mode of survival. People in the middle ages cooked food in their homes with local and fresh ingredients.
Expansion of family recipes and demand for taste lead to people to open multiple small food businesses, which eventually grew and formed restaurants and yet eventually a franchise.
Hence people had a keen knowledge of food, ingredients, management, and safety way before the degree of culinary schools arrived.
Thing is, at that time people learned cooking to survive. Then they turned it into the mode of business. So thus we can say that time is the best teacher. You can become a good chef if you are passionate about it.
You can learn all the courses of a culinary school online and with the right use of time and resources; you can discover a future chef in you.
Let me be honest, culinary school is not a criterion that decides your fondness, your love for cooking. Nor it is a place that decided whether you will get a job or not. Many renowned chefs are successful and enjoying their lives that didn’t go to culinary schools. Although it has become a fashion these days to attend a prestigious culinary arts school to have an elite name in society but becoming a chef is a way different thing that is decided by your passion and luck.
So if you haven’t attended good culinary schools but have a talent for cooking and want to pursue your career as a future chef, go for it.
I found this video online and will help you on your culinary endeavors.