Want to be a chef, but have no qualifications or experience? …Where there’s a will, there’s a way – and thankfully, if you’ve got the will, we’re here to show you the way.
Working as a chef is an extremely rewarding job, whether you’re looking to pursue a long lasting career in the culinary arts, or a short-term gig learning some handy kitchen skills. With the right team and a cuisine you love, it can be a seriously fun environment.
And the great news is – you don’t actually need any experience or qualifications. In fact, Chef roles are in high demand right now, so you’re more likely than ever to find one that does not require experience.
Here’s how to do it:
Apply for Commis Chef roles
One thing many people don’t know is that plenty of venues hire for chef roles that don’t require any prior Chef experience. Many places are happy to hire people for entry-level roles that they can train up.
The role of Commis Chef is an entry-level Chef position. As a Commis Chef, you’ll receive rotational training and be placed in varying positions around the kitchen. As a result, you’ll gain a strong grasp of all the diverse elements of cooking. It’s a great chance to build foundational skills, as well as make close working relationships with all kitchen members.
If you’re keen to climb the ladder, you can then progress onto Chef de Partie, Sous Chef and finally onto Head Chef or Kitchen Manager.
If you’re just looking for a short-term Chef role, this is a fantastic chance to learn some key kitchen skills and work in a fun, fast-paced, lively environment.
In fact, RIGHT NOW is the best time to apply for Commis Chef roles. Why? Since the pandemic, employers have had a smaller applicant pool, so many venues have decreased their criteria and are looking to take on lots more people with no experience to train from scratch.
Our advice – seize this opportunity!
You can apply to hundreds of Commis Chef roles on the Placed App – simply download the app, set your location and you’ll find plenty of one-tap apply roles from well-known, trusted brands in your area.