Monday, October 7, 2019

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

I think Professional Cooking is a great Career option. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Professional Cooking is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Professional Cooking. I was Googling about a Career in Professional Cooking and was lucky to find:

Pawan Kukreja's professional point of view!

Pawan Kukreja is an experienced professional with 12 years & 11 months in Professional Cooking. Pawan Kukreja has worked in Professional Cooking as Executive Chef in Ramada, Dehardun. In Pawan Kukreja's own words, this is how Pawan Kukreja got into Professional Cooking: "I have done B Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration from IHMCT&AN, Chennai. I started my career as a chef with Inter-Continental-The Grand, New Delhi and then Mumbai. I have worked with hotels like Lalit Resort & Spa, One and Only Royal Mirage, The Orchid, Radisson Blue. I am working as an Executive Chef at Ramada, Dehradun." Pawan Kukreja has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on:

Career Video on Professional Cooking

In a video, Pawan Kukreja has talked about various aspects of a Career in Professional Cooking. Pawan Kukreja started by explaining Professional Cooking as: "Cooking is the art, technology and craft of preparing food for consumption with or without the use of heat. The ways or types of cooking also depend on the skill and type of training an individual cook has. Cooking is done both by people in their own dwellings and by professional cooks and chefs in restaurants and other food establishments" It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

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. Pawan Kukreja touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Theory Of Cooking
  • Cultural & Regional Cooking
  • Ingredients
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Pawan Kukreja then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Professional Cooking:
  • Passion
  • Sense Of Taste & Smell
  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Sense Of Combination
There are great positives of this Career.
Pawan Kukreja believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Professional Cooking:
  • Independence
  • Opportunities
  • Networking
  • Pride & Recognition
  • Monetary Potential
  • Travel
Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Pawan Kukreja believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Professional Cooking:
  • Long Working Hours
  • High Stress
  • Health Issues
  • Quality Of Ingredients
  • Long Gestation Period

In the final section of the video Pawan Kukreja 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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This video on a Career in Professional Cooking opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. 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 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on:

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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