A genuine chef is
both a commercially trained artisan who has skills, fitness,
knowledge and experience as well as a professional “state of mind”. One
without the other really means the person is not yet a
fully developed professional chef.
A person who
considers themselves a professional chef, and believes only the
preparation, presentation and taste of their food makes them a
chef, no matter how good, is not yet a genuine chef.
There is only one
way genuine professional chefs can register their credentials as
a legitimate Australian professional chef.
They apply for
membership of the
Australian Institute of Technical Chefs.
A "TechnicalChef" is
the modern Australian Professional Chef. A chef who is licensed to
display a logo to show the public and media they have the six
elements required to be a legitimate commercial chef.
- 1. Skills
– 2. Fitness
- 3. Knowledge
- 4. Experience
- 5. Adhere to Codes of Practice
- 6. Committed to professional development.
Details of this growing
Australian Professional Chefs Association.