How much can I make in a Career in Professional Cooking?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Professional Cooking
A Career in Professional Cooking has always intrigued me. I want to first understand What a Career in Professional Cooking entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Professional Cooking. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Professional Cooking, I found this amazing page: 

Rahul Wali's professional point of view!

Rahul Wali has worked in Professional Cooking for 19 years & 2 months. 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." This link showed on the first page of search results for Rahul Wali: 

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."It was an amazing video with great information.
We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Professional Cooking is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Professional Cooking. Rahul Wali touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Theory of Cooking

  • Food Science

  • Multi Cuisines

  • Knowledge of Ingredients

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
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

This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
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

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
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:

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