Further informationIf you love to cook, remember that safety is always a top priority when you’re in the kitchen. Always follow the rules of your household about what parts of the kitchen are OK for kids, and what parts are not. Many recipes require grown-up help or supervision, so see if you can get the whole family involved!
What do you think are some of the qualities that a good chef would need to have? Creativity, cleanliness, and a passion for food would all be good examples! What other ideas can you think of?
Do you know anyone who works as a chef? What about somebody who really likes cooking? Ask them what they like about it so much!
Read what famous Chef Emeril Lagasse had to say about why he became a chef!
"Cooking is really fun, fun, fun, and it makes people happy, happy, happy. When I was a little boy, I used to watch my mom, Miss Hilda cook. I saw how people loved to come to our house to eat her food, and I decided cooking was something I wanted to be able to do, too. I watched everything she did and she let me help in the kitchen. Little by little, I began cooking by myself. I started with simple stuff, like vegetable soup and French toast. At first, things like chopping and whisking were kind of hard. My chopped veggies were all different sizes and my whisked sauces were all over the floor! But hey – I kept on, and the more I did these things, the better I got. When I was a teenager I got my first job – in a bakery. I learned how to make things like pizza and pretzels and, boy was I making people happy with those! The more I cooked, the happier people got. Best of all, I was enjoying myself doing it. Now you know why I decided to become a chef."
Emeril Lagasse is a master chef and owner of several of the country's most talked-about restaurants in New Orleans and Las Vegas. He hosts popular TV shows and has become one of the most recognizable chefs of all time!
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Sources & links
“Chef Job Description.” All Culinary Schools. All Star Directories, Inc. 9 Oct. 2009 "chef." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 9 October 2009 “What do chefs do?” Culinary Institute of America ”“ For Kids. 9 Oct. 2009