Information on what career chefs can expect from their jobs is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at BLS.gov. Additional information on education and career requirements for chefs is located at Study.com and LearnHowToBecome.com.
Education requirements for chefs vary between restaurants. Some require their chefs to have attended a cooking school or received equivalent training, while others accept relevant on-the-job experience. Chefs generally do very little day-to-day food preparation, though they do create new recipes and develop menus for the restaurant. A chef's primary duties are directing kitchen staff, overseeing food preparation and handling customer concerns and complaints. However, some chefs are employed in private households and are expected to prepare appropriate meals every day.