If you have received professional training or work in a commercial setting then you are usually considered a Chef. If you cook at home or are just starting out in your culinary career then Cook is more appropriate. Home cooks can level up to chefs by acquiring cooking specific knowledge and skills.

So there you have it.  You don’t necessarily have to go to culinary school to call yourself a chef.  However, most amateurs and enthusiasts will fall into the cook classification.  Through hard work, determination and the honing of specific skills (like knife work, prepping, planning, cooking and presenting food) you too can reach the coveted rank of chef.

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