Male chef preparing food

A day as a chef

You work in your local NHS hospital kitchen, ensuring hundreds of patients receive healthy, nutritious meals. Today, you're on the mid-morning shift, and begin work at 11am. You manage your team of assistant cooks and kitchen staff, helping them to prepare healthy ingredients and create tasty meals for lunch.

Some patients have special dietary requirements due to their illnesses, or for religious reasons, so you ensure these meals are prepared separately and in the right conditions.

After lunch, you sit with your team and design meals for tomorrow. You check food stocks and order new supplies; then it's all go again as you and your team prepare the evening meal. You love the variety and challenge of your job, and enjoy succeeding as a team.