Vocational training in tourism and gastronomy: Who can cook well, is clearly in the advantage

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Tourism and gastronomy are considered by many to be a dream world of work. Our small series takes a look behind the scenes and introduces various educational paths. Today we present the work as a cook.

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Chef - dream job or hard bread?

The professional chef has gained a lot of popularity since chefs and cooks, above all the upscale culinary skills, have made their art known to the public in recent years.

However, Koch is not always the glamorous dream job that he always seems to be watching TV, but often enough it is simply a bone job - but one that can still be fun, as you can see in this example from the Travel Charme Ostseehotel Kühlungsborn.

What do cooks and cooks do?

Chefs and cooks do all the work that goes into producing food. Once you have set up a meal plan, you can buy food and ingredients, prepare it or store it if necessary. They organize the work processes in the kitchen and ensure that the food is completed on time and in the right order.

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In smaller kitchens, cooks, cookers, cookers, cooks and cook all the dishes themselves. In large kitchens, they are usually specialized in the preparation of certain dishes, such as supplements, salads or fish and meat dishes. Their tasks also include calculating the prices and advising guests.

How is the training going?

The training as a chef / cook usually takes 3 years and is a recognized apprenticeship in the hospitality industry (industry and trade).

Here, theory and practice alternate: As a rule, the trainee attends the vocational school one or two days a week or completes it in block lessons. In the remaining time he / she is in the hotel.

During the period of training, the young person is accompanied by an employee, the so-called "training supervisor", who is at his side in all school and company questions.

Career thanks to further education

Cooks start their career as a Commis de Cuisine and can rise up to the kitchen director or economic director (FundB manager). The possibilities of using a cook are versatile, be it in the kitchen of a restaurant, hotel or health resort, a canteen or even a cruise ship. Through their education cooks acquire ideal conditions for the independent Guide a restaurant business.

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Further training possibilities include a master course to the kitchen master, the specialist in the catering trade (IHK), the Hotelfachschule (state-certified restaurateur or Betriebswirt) as well as special training, eg to the diet cook.

Working at Travel Charme

In addition to the charming landscape and the opportunity to get to know different companies, the Travel Charme Ostseehotel Kühlungsborn also offers its employees further advantages: low-cost apartments, regular education and training, over-pay and a performance-based bonus scheme.

Parking spaces, staff restaurant, work clothes with cleaning service are free of charge, and staff can also make use of massage and beauty treatments at the spa.

What requirements should apprentices bring?

In order to start an appropriate training, the following requirements should be met: High school diploma, better middle maturity, organizational skills, team skills eg in coordinating work processes in the kitchen, in the allocation and guidance of personnel, care and responsibility (eg hygienic work in the kitchen , compliance with food regulations), skill and a good physical constitution (eg when cutting and filleting meat or fish, eg when working while standing) as well as creativity eg when putting together and serving meals.

If you are interested, you can find more information about vacancies and training here: http://ostseehotel-jobs.travelcharme.com/

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