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Chef (Commercial Cookery)

Chef (Commercial Cookery)
ANZSCO Code: 351311

Commercial chefs plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments.

Occupation description

Commercial chefs plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments.

Their job involves:

  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies.
  • preparing, seasoning and cooking food.
  • monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation.
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures.
  • coordinating kitchen operations.
  • implementing and monitoring workplace health, safety and hygiene regulations.

Commercial cooks may also:

  • select and train kitchen staff and apprentices.
  • manage finances and budgets.

NOTE: This occupation is for chefs who have a supervisory role in commercial kitchens within dining or catering establishments. It does not extend to positions in a factory or limited service setting, including fast food / fast casual / takeaway food services, coffee shops, drinking establishments or mall cafes that offer a limited food service.

How will I be assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as a Chef (Commercial Cookery). 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

Technical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical assessment.

For more information about the technical assessment, see the Pathway 1 Technical Assessment Guide and Pathway 2 Candidate Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website:

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application