Chef

Chef job profile

Have you ever wondered how ingredients are put together to create hot and cold dishes? Are you interested in how dishes are made to look so good? Would you like to create your own menus and use a computer to order the ingredients you need? Or would you like to cook for your colleagues? Here at V-ZUG Ltd, we provide training that will take your career into the future, with a focus on desserts as well as hot and cold dishes.

When you arrive at work each morning, you will start by planning your tasks for the day ahead. Next, the fresh produce and ready prepared ingredients you have ordered will arrive. It will be your job to check that they are of the requisite quality and that the quantity that has been delivered matches the information specified on the delivery note for the order. After this, you will make ready the cookware and appliances you need to make the dishes you have planned and start to prepare the ingredients.

You will use a variety of cooking techniques, including steaming, stewing, gratinating, barbequeing, sautéing and poaching. It's all go in the kitchen of our employee restaurant at mealtimes. Our diners appreciate quick service. When preparing and cooking food, cleanliness and tidiness are essential and regulations governing hygiene, safety at work, the protection of the environment and fire safety must be strictly adhered to.

Requirements

  • You have completed your basic level of education (Volksschule; middle to upper stage of secondary school)
  • You love cooking
  • You are creative
  • You are manually dexterous
  • You have a good awareness of hygiene

Training

The 3-year training programme is divided into a basic training stage and an advanced training stage with a focus on desserts as well as hot and cold dishes. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will attend compulsory vocational school classes 1–2 days a week. You may also work towards your vocational school diploma (Berufsmatura) in parallel to your apprenticeship, after consulting V-ZUG Ltd.

Development opportunities

Many opportunities for personal development will open up to you once you have completed your apprenticeship. If you obtain your vocational school diploma, you may be able to move on to a University of Applied Sciences. If you do not have a vocational school diploma, you can continue your training in a specific profession by pursuing a vocational diploma (FA) or an advanced vocational diploma (HFP), or by attending an advanced vocational school (HF).