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5 moments that made you realise you were born to be a chef

5 moments that made you realise you were born to be a chef

Rebecca Houseago our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 30/03/2022

When it comes to a chef career, there’s no doubt that some people are just made for the job. Some chef love the fact that there’s never a dull moment working in a kitchen. Others will say it’s the chance to turn their passion into a career to be proud of.

Simply put, there are a number of reasons to join the hospitality industry and put your cooking expertise into action. But what are the defining moments that made you realise you were born to be a chef? Here are five of our favourites:

Were chef knives the best present you've ever received?

There’s one easy way to spot someone who is a born chef, and that’s if they have a set of professional kitchen knives that are their pride of joy. 

Do you feel joy unwrapping a set of professional kitchen knives? Perhaps you can remember dreaming of a set of Wusthof knives, and the Christmas that you finally got them as a gift was one of your best yet. Just the thought of having your own set that you can carefully clean and sharpen is putting a smile on your face, right?


Did you race home to watch your favourite cooking show?

Cast your mind back to a time when you’d finish school in the early afternoon and have hours of free time ahead of you. Those were the days...

Did you ever find yourself rushing home to catch your favourite cooking shows, like Ready Steady Cook? If you marvelled at the structure of a kitchen as the chefs raced against the clock to create appetising recipes, then you were clearly a chef in the making.

Is the Bake Off your guilty pleasure?

On the topic of cooking shows, we all have our favourites. There’s Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, The Great British Bake Off and of course, Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat. 

Chances are, you’ve found yourself hooked watching Nigella Lawson’s show as she talks about the “warm molten centre” of a chocolate pudding and stunned at her pronunciation of the word ‘microwave’ .

Are you in your element when cooking Christmas dinner?

Is embracing the chaos of cooking a big family dinner one of your favourite culinary challenges? Whilst everyone else around you was panicking about the turkey being ready on time, the roast potatoes being cooked to perfection and the gravy being free of lumps, you thrive in the kitchen.

If you love the challenge of getting every element of the festive dinner ready on time, you’d love working as a chef during the Christmas season.

Do you have your own signature seasoning move just  like salt bae

You rustle up your favourite dish, whether that’s a parmigiana, a hearty casserole or a side of honey-glazed carrots. Now it’s time to finish it off with a little seasoning. Do you throw on the salt? Or do you emulate salt bae and sprinkle it on with a little flair?

How to build a chef career you can be proud of with M&B?

Here at M&B, we’re proud to know that our people have a true passion for what they do. If you want the opportunity to put your kitchen skills to the test, we want to help you build a career you can be proud of.

Browse our current chef jobs to explore the range of opportunities we have, including kitchen assistant jobs, kitchen manager roles, sous chef jobs and kitchen team leader positions.

If you’re sold on the idea of a chef job but want to know more about us, check out the employee benefits that we offer at M&B and learn how we’ll help you manage your finances, put your health first and make unforgettable memories.

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