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KS3 You are what you eat

Employability Unit : The World of Work

How can I become a chef?

Ask the class to name some celebrity chefs.  Discuss what skills, experience and qualifications they have. Look at the following links on how to become a chef.

Discuss the following topics with the class:

  • What did you not know/realise about training to be a chef?
  • Besides the obvious cooking skills, what other skills/characteristics are needed to be a chef?
  • How could these skills be useful in other career areas?
  • What do you like about this career?
  • What do you not like?

Consolidation – Questions for consideration:

  • What are the next steps in becoming a chef? – explore subject choices and qualifications needed.
  • What are the prospects for this kind of work in Northern Ireland?
  • What other jobs are available in the catering industry?
  • How is the catering industry likely to change in the future?

If the class is still enthusiastic about becoming a chef, complete the BBC Masterchef course [article]

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