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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 8 months ago

What is the difference between a cook and a chef?

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  • 8 months ago
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    About $20,000

    Annual salary for a Chef is about $41,000

    Annual salary for a Cook is about $21,000

    (Google stats)

    Given that these are average this means half the Chefs and half the Cooks make a bit more than this and half make a bit less than this.

    In a large "professional" kitchen there may be 1 head chef and many cooks assigned to various posts.

  • 8 months ago

    Chef:

    - A trained professional with a certificate, diploma, or degree from a culinary institute.

    - Manages a team of cooks and other kitchen staff under him.

    - Plans the daily/weekly menu, delegates responsibilities, and supervises performance of kitchen staff

    - Designs recipes.

    Cook:

    - Amateur or professional, depending on experience.

    - No formal training or certification.

    - Follows instructions.

    - Assists the chef in his/her endeavors.

  • 8 months ago

    Chefs go to school cooks don't

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    A cook is responsible for the transformation of food ingredients into dishes. Whether that's at home or in a professional kitchen is secondary.

    A chef is responsible for the management of a brigade inside a kitchen. This part only happens in professional kitchens. Chefs are team captains who depend on star players to score goals. A chef's job is not to score, it's their job to make sure others do.

    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      wrong.
      I was responsible for a "brigade" of employees at every job I ever had as a cook/chef.

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  • 8 months ago

    Nothing. Chefs just like to have bigger words.

    In all honesty "cooks" usually are people that prepare more than become elaborate with dishes

    But to all the normal's, cooks and chefs do the same thing

  • 8 months ago

    A chef does it professionally and sometimes has gone to culinary school while a cook is a home cook.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    a cook is not trained professionally.

    • Lv 5
      8 months agoReport

      an example of a cook is Nigella Lawson who got no professional training. An example of a chef is Gordon Ramsey who went to cooking school.

  • Cara
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    A chef is the professional head of a kitchen, with assistants under him. Anyone who cooks can call themselves a cook, but if you are employed as a cook this is probably in a lesser establishment than a restaurant.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    At least one more zero on the end of their salary and possibly a Michelin star. It's analogous to the difference between a female ballet dancer and a ballerina.

  • Katie
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    A Cook reheats meals - completely or partly - that someone else has made in advance - think school cooks.

    Chefs make several courses all at once from scratch.

    And the number of hours they can work and when.

    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      boy are you full of chit. You clearly have never worked in any professional kitchen. ANY institutional cook makes several courses from scratch,many many restaurant cooks do it all from scratch as well.

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