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Cooking in action

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 Cooking

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.

Why choose Cooking?

Skills made me see that the best profession is one that you love and not everything has to come from a book.
— Tayla Schou, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Recent medallists in Cooking

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

  • Photo of Korae Nottveit

    Korae Nottveit


  • Photo of Samuel Santos

    Samuel Santos


  • Photo of Paul PIPARD

    Paul PIPARD


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The WorldSkills Occupational Standard 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.

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