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Chefs are managers who plan, direct and participate in food preparation and cooking activities in restaurants, hotels, institutions and other food establishments (alis). They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, clubs and similar establishments, and on ships (National Occupational Classification).
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupation Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - occupational info and videos:
- A Day in the Life of a Chef - The Princeton Review
- A Day in the Life of a Research Chef - Food Processing magazine
- Careers in Tourism: Sous Chef - career summaries from Go2HR
U of M Academic Calendar
The University of Manitoba does not offer any specialized educational programs leading to a career as a Chef. Please view the links below for more information about training programs in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
Exploring Other Education Options
- Search Directories
- Article - Coast to Coast: These are Canada's Best Cooking Schools - Maclean's magazine
- Employment Requirements - Job Bank Canada
- CulinarySchools.org (U.S.)
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - information for foreign-trained chefs
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- I want to be a personal chef. What will my salary be? - The Globe & Mail
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Restaurants Canada
- Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association - member directory
- Ciao magazine restaurant listing (Winnipeg)
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience:
- WORLD CHEFS
- Article: The rise of chef ‘supergroups’ means more creative and experimental kitchens across the country - The Globe & Mail
- Article: If everyone wants to be a celebrity chef, who will work in restaurants? - The Globe & Mail
- Menu - Canada's Food Service Magazine
- Culinology online magazine