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Cooking

Cooking embraces a wide range of skills from creating menus and preparing dishes for Michelin-starred restaurants, to workplace canteens and cafeterias.

Cooking could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

More about this skill

Preparing delicious meals may be the most obvious part of the work of a professional chef, but the job requires much more.

Chefs have to prepare budgets, calculate profit margins, control and order stock, and keep on top of the latest food trends such as organic and vegetarian cuisine and healthy eating regimes.

Communicating well with a team is also part of the high pressure environment in a successful kitchen, while good hygiene is essential for the health and safety of customers and fellow workers.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Thomas Tutzer

    Thomas Tutzer

    South Tyrol, Italy
    Gold

  • Photo of Natcha Saengow

    Natcha Saengow

    Thailand
    Silver

  • Photo of Christian Jung Hoon Kleinert

    Christian Jung Hoon Kleinert

    Denmark
    Bronze

  • Photo of LAI JIA YI

    LAI JIA YI

    Malaysia
    Bronze

  • Photo of Christoph Fürnschuss

    Christoph Fürnschuss

    Austria
    Bronze

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

  • Photo of SHENG-WEI KU

    SHENG-WEI KU

    Chinese Taipei
    Gold

  • Photo of Jae Gwang Lee

    Jae Gwang Lee

    Korea
    Silver

  • Photo of Sébastien Rémillard

    Sébastien Rémillard

    Canada
    Silver

  • Photo of Steven Duss

    Steven Duss

    Switzerland
    Silver

  • Photo of Ricardo Maciel

    Ricardo Maciel

    Brazil
    Bronze

WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

  • Photo of Kevin Micheli

    Kevin Micheli

    Austria
    Gold

  • Photo of Rudy LANGLAIS

    Rudy LANGLAIS

    France
    Silver

  • Photo of SHENG-NAN JIAN

    SHENG-NAN JIAN

    Chinese Taipei
    Bronze

  • Photo of Mads Ueland

    Mads Ueland

    Norway
    Bronze

  • Photo of Julia Scheuber

    Julia Scheuber

    Switzerland
    Bronze


Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.