Should You Become a Chef?

Take This Quiz and Find Out!

Updated November 10, 2016

3. Are you good with your hands? Can you play a musical instrument, do needlework or make jewelry?

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4. What grade would you get on a test that involved identifying five foods based on taste and smell?

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5. This is your face when you find out your final grade involves a group project:

6. About that team project: Whether or not you like it, describe what your role would be if you had to work in a group.

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9. Are you willing to complete a culinary arts program? It could take between 2 and 4 years.

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Chef?

You got: Don't Become a Chef

I got Don't Become a Chef. Should You Become a Chef?
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You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a chef isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: good time management and speaking skills, strong leadership and teamwork.

Aspiring chefs could develop their craft by taking courses in high school or through vocational school programs. In order to work as a chef, you should complete a formal training program. The median annual salary is $41,500, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Chef?

You got: Chef Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Chef Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Chef?
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Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good chef. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Chefs need good time management and speaking skills, strong leadership and teamwork.

Aspiring chefs could develop their craft by taking courses in high school or through vocational school programs. In order to work as a chef, you should complete a formal training program. The median annual salary is $41,500, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Chef?

You got: You Might Make a Good Chef

I got You Might Make a Good Chef. Should You Become a Chef?
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You have most of the qualities that chefs need, but not all of them. Successful chefs have good ​time management and speaking skills, strong leadership and teamwork.

Aspiring chefs could develop their craft by taking courses in high school or through vocational school programs. In order to work as a chef, you should complete a formal training program. The median annual salary is $41,500, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being a chef. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions. 

Should You Become a Chef?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Chef

I got You Were Born to Be a Chef. Should You Become a Chef?
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Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful chefs need.

These strengths include, good time management and speaking skills, strong leadership and teamwork.

Many employers prefer to hire job candidates who have taken courses in high school or through vocational school programs. In order to work as a chef, you should complete a formal training program. The median annual salary is $41,500, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.

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