Being a sous chef goes well beyond just preparing food. It is a job that requires thinking on your feet, working well with others and preparing to be busy!
Working as a sous chef is like leading troops into battle. You will need to help manage the kitchen and supplies, rally and lead the other cooks, and think in a fast-paced environment
This job draws on a lot of skillsets and is a mix of planning and preparation, as well as action! The skills you learn here will work for you outside of the kitchen
You could go on to work as a head chef or line cook, as well as specialising in a specific business or your own restaurant or catering!
Some facts about working as a Sous Chef in Europe
The demand for Sous Chef across Europe are currently rated at 32 out of 100
The average for Sous Chef salary across Europe is currently estimated at €1,049 per month
The main areas of employment for Sous Chefs across Europe at the moment are in Accommodation and food, Health and social care and Education
Demand for Sous Chefs in Europe at the moment is highest in Cyprus!
1. Seek work experience (either paid or voluntary) in your chosen job area
The best way to find out more about working in catering is by gaining some hands-on experience. Find local opportunities following the link: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/education-and-skills/work-placement-service/work-placement-service
2. Contact local college/VET training centre and attend open days to find about courses on offer
Want a gain a hospitality qualification? Click below to enrol on a course in your local area: https://youngpeople.aspire-igen.com/courses/catering-hospitality/
3. Register on National Apprenticeship scheme (or equivalent)
If you’d like to work in catering, register here for an apprenticeship in this industry. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch
4. Send CV/resume to local employers
Ever written a CV? Follow this link for some handy tips! https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/how-to-write-a-cv
5. Ensure that your maths and language skills are at the required level to enter employment
How is your English and Maths? Find out more at: https://www.bksb.co.uk/students/