Monday, 12 August 2013

Brand Chef

A chef is a person who cooks professionally for other people. Usually it refers to chief cook, especially in a restaurant or hotel, responsible for menu planning, ordering foodstuffs, overseeing food preparation, and supervising the kitchen staff. 

The word “chef” is taken up from the term chef de cuisine, the head or director of kitchen. In English, the title “chef” in the culinary profession originated in the haute cuisine of the 19th century. These days it is often used to refer to any expert cook, regardless of rank, though in most classically defined kitchens, it refers to the head chef.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Chef

The word "chef" is adopted from the term chef de cuisine, the director or head of a kitchen. In English, the title "chef" in the culinary profession originated in the haute cuisine of the 19th century. Today it is often used to refer to any professional cook, regardless of rank, though in most classically defined kitchens, it refers to the head chef; others, in North American parlance, are "cooks".

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Chef

Chef de cuisine, executive chef and head chef

This person is in charge of all things related to the kitchen, which usually includes menu creation, management of kitchen staff, ordering and purchasing of inventory, and plating design. Chef de cuisine is the traditional French term from which the English word chef is derived. Head chef is often used to designate someone with the same duties as an executive chef, but there is usually someone in charge of them, possibly making the larger executive decisions such as direction of menu, final authority in staff management decisions, etc. This is often the case for chefs with several restaurants.

Sous-chef

The Sous-Chef de Cuisine (under-chef of the kitchen) is the second in command and direct assistant of the Chef. This person may be responsible for scheduling and substituting when the Chef is off-duty and will also fill in for or assist the Chef de Partie (line cook) when needed. This person is responsible for inventory, cleanliness of the kitchen, organization and constant training of all employees. The "Sous-Chef" is responsible for taking commands from the Chef and following through with them. The "Sous-Chef" is responsible for line checks and rotation of all product. Smaller operations may not have a sous-chef, while larger operations may have several.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Chef!

Chef! is a British situation comedy starring Lenny Henry that aired as twenty episodes over three series from 1993 to 1996 on the BBC. The show was created and primarily written by Peter Tilbury based on an idea from Lenny Henry and produced for the BBC by Henry's production company, Crucial Films.