Sunday, October 6, 2019

How do you pursue a Career in Professional Cooking?

I think Professional Cooking is a great Career option. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Professional Cooking, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Professional Cooking. It had been a while since I was researching about a 
Career in Professional Cooking, when I came across:

Rahul Wali's take!

Rahul Wali is an experienced professional with 19 years & 2 months in Professional Cooking. Rahul Wali has worked in Professional Cooking as Executive Chef in Rahul's Kitchen, Dehradun. In Rahul Wali's own words, this is how Rahul Wali got into Professional Cooking: "After completing diploma in HM from Pune and graduate diploma in Gastronomy, Adelaide, South Australia, I started Working as a Chef. I have worked in multiple hotels in India and abroad. Presently I am running my own Cafe by the name of Rahul’s Kitchen." Rahul Wali has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on:

Career Video on Professional Cooking

In a video, Rahul Wali has talked about various aspects of a Career in Professional Cooking. Rahul Wali started by explaining Professional Cooking as: "Professional Cooking is basically cooking in a commercial kitchen and producing products which are sold to different range of clienteles. For example: Working in a 5 star hotel, flight kitchen, Cafes, Restaurants." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Professional Cooking, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Professional Cooking. Rahul Wali touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Theory of Cooking
  • Food Science
  • Multi Cuisines
  • Knowledge of Ingredients
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Rahul Wali then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Professional Cooking:
  • Kitchen Management Skills
  • Food Presentation Skills
  • Knife Skills
  • Communication Skills
Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Rahul Wali believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Professional Cooking:
  • International Networking
  • Opportunity to Innovate
  • Instant Results
  • Unlimited growth Opportunities
  • Recognition
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Rahul Wali believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Professional Cooking:
  • Long Working Hours
  • Competition
  • Consistency
  • Stress
  • Externality

In the final section of the video Rahul Wali talks about How a day goes in a Career in Professional Cooking. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Professional Cooking, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

After having learnt about a Career in Professional Cooking I was curious about LifePage. LifePage allows you to explore thousands of Career Options. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

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