|WHAT IS THE “AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL CHEFS”?|
|The Australian Institute of Technical Chefs is an association of professional chefs who have strict professional standards of entry. Members are called TechnicalChefs. Members are permitted to display a trademarked logo, legally protected and can only be used by approved members of the Institute.
TechnicalChef is the first system of licensing a chef in Australia and recognised by professionals. Legally chefs can practice in Australia without any form of license. However, TechnicalChef is a voluntary form of industry driven license to use a logo to acknowledge minimum professional standards in education, training, and practice.
Know someone who promotes they are a TechnicalChef ? Membership may be verified on this site in the registry, by name and registration number.
Anyone is entitled to call him or herself, a “chef”, but this does not make it true, excepting when they are a TechnicalChef.
|TechnicalChef describes a person who belongs to a unique group of cooks and chefs who have:
(1) Demonstrated skills, fitness, knowledge, experience and ethics to be a mobile professional trade chef.
(2) Admitted as a member of the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs
(3) Recorded in a publicly accessible online registry
(4) Licensed to use the TechnicalChef logo.
(5) Committed to continuous professional development.
(6) Committed to adhering the culinary codes of practices.
|TechnicalChef is not a qualification. TechnicalChef is an industry classification based on achieving professional conditions and standards that have been agreed to by accomplished professional chefs.
Chefs have a simple choice. Continue as a chef and be known among the many vague and often misleading uses of the title. Alternatively, demonstrate the necessary attributes to be a TechnicalChef and show the public there are minimum standards in training and development to be a legitimate chef.