Sous Chef Interview Preparation Guide
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Sous Chef related Frequently Asked Questions in various Head Chef job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

76 Head Chef Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me A funniest kitchen incident?

Wow, too many to recollect or mention on this site. Although a server once asked me if there was any egg in eggplant. Too funny!

2 :: Explain In what ways can a chef be creative?

Creativity is crucial for this line of work. You can state that the chef must know the tradition and history of the food s/he works with, as well as numerous ways to combine ingredients. Chefs think and experiment with combinations. They can combine the traditional with the modern, a general taste with a touch of something personal, and create new flavors by trying new ingredient combinations.

3 :: What individual has had the greatest influence on you?

I think everybody has been overloaded with work its the nature of the food industry.

4 :: Explain what do you do to stay educated about new trends?

Always try to keep update with the help of Internet, beside most of the new techniques will be learnt at work when you work with other chefs.

5 :: Explain As a chef, what is your specialty?

I am experienced in cooking many different types of cuisines, including French, Persian, Italian, Indian and Turkish. This makes me a cut above others as not many people can do justice to so many different types of cuisines - 2 or 3 are usually the limit!

6 :: Did you eat your veggies?

Only after I ate my meat.

7 :: Tell me what do you do for fun?

Golf, snowboard, poker, shooting the sh*t with the boys at the bar, jogging occasionally.

8 :: Who in the food world do you most admire?

I have respect for Gordon Ramsey, obviously Thomas Keller. All of the great chefs who have helped form this industry. But mainly to the young guns who represent and do what they do all in the name of good cooking.

9 :: Tell me what are your specialties as a chef?

Describe your specialties in cooking (pastry, sauce, etc.), and your relevant experience in general. You can also talk about anything else you excel at; perhaps your team management skills are especially outstanding, or your knowledge of local tastes, etc.

10 :: Explain about your leadership abilities?

My leadership abilities are I am a honest leader, I am pretty patient if you are new. I don't like to be a hands off leader. I do have expectations that the job will be done to the standards of the kitchen. I appreciate the guidance of the chef and the help of my coworkers.