How much can I make in a Career in Commercial Cooking?


How much can I make in a Career in Commercial Cooking?


I am very curious about a Career in Commercial Cooking. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Commercial Cooking actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Commercial Cooking. My research about a Career in Commercial Cooking became a lot more meaningful when I found: 

Nishant Lal’s outlook!

Nishant Lal has 8 years of professional experience in Commercial Cooking. Nishant Lal has worked in Commercial Cooking as Chef in Beacon Cove, Melbourne. In Nishant Lal’s own words, this is how Nishant Lal got into Commercial Cooking: “I started my career as an apprentice chef in Melbourne Racing Club, Melbourne, along with my studies. After that I joined Beacon Cove, Melbourne as a Kitchen Hand, eventually moving up to CDP. I then came back to India and learned about Indian cuisine and ended up as a chef.” This link showed on the first page of search results for Nishant Lal: 

Career Video on Commercial Cooking

In a video, Nishant Lal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Commercial Cooking. Nishant Lal started by explaining Commercial Cooking as: “Commercial Cooking is different from Culinary Arts. It is cooking to earn money. It should not just be about earning money but also to satisfy the needs of people.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Commercial Cooking is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Commercial Cooking. Nishant Lal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Cusine knowledge
  • Types of Cooking Methods
  • Fuel
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • Cooking Components

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Nishant Lal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Commercial Cooking:

  • Cutting Techniques
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Creativity
  • Practice

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Nishant Lal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Commercial Cooking:

  • Monetary Satisfaction
  • Self Identification
  • Passion to Profession
  • Opportunities
  • Self Hearing

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Nishant Lal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Commercial Cooking:

  • Work Life Balance
  • Competition
  • Quality Control
  • Pressure Handling
  • Qualitative Judgement

In the final section of the video Nishant Lal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Commercial Cooking. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Commercial Cooking, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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This video on a Career in Commercial Cooking was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: 

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