Requirements for being a successful ChefAs a Head Chef is the highest position in the kitchen, it requires a lot of experience and expertise. To be able to be considered for such a role, you must be a good leader, highly organised, motivated and able to perform in a very busy environment to deliver the best product for the customers. This role will require a flexible manner of working due to unsteady working hours. It is also a creative role, as the Chef is in charge of the menu, therefore, you need to have a lot of experience and knowledge in the culinary world to ensure you provide new dishes. Prior to being hired, some employees require Head Chefs to have completed culinary education, but very often, they prioritise the ability to cook. It is essential that candidates have a health and safety certificate to be able to work and manage a kitchen. Furthermore, in order to gain a senior position, you are required to have many years of prior experience. Sous chef, cooks and serving staff all work under a chef, therefore, you must have excellent communication skills and be able to train the team accordingly. As it is such an important role, it comes with a lot of stress which is why you must be able to deal and work well under pressure.