Chef Interview Questions

In an interview for a position as a chef, you can expect to be asked questions about how passionate you are about food, your experience in a commercial kitchen and your ability to work under pressure. A chef must also be a good leader, so expect questions about how you can lead a team in the kitchen.

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Top Chef Interview Questions & How To Answer

Here are three top chef interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Have you ever been responsible for updating a menu or creating your own seasonal menu?

How to answer: The interviewer wants to get an idea of your experience with this question. Explain what type of menu you would create, making sure you tie the dishes in with the restaurant's theme and atmosphere.

Question No. 2: Tell me about a time when you handled a disappointed customer. What did you do, and what was the result?

How to answer: This two-part question will give the interviewer some insight into how you deal with customers and your conflict-resolution skills. You can first acknowledge that most chefs have food returned at some point in their career. Tell them how you calmly asked what the problem was and prioritised replacing the dish.

Question No. 3: What is your signature dish?

How to answer: With this question, the interviewer wants to get an idea of what type of chef you are. Make sure you research the restaurant's menu before the interview and incorporate your signature dish to fit in with the overall style of the menu.

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Time you struggled or failed how did you respond?


Go to market knowledge. Prioritization. comm skills

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How do you manage projects?


About the deck that was prepared.


What interests you in this role?

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What are your preferred hobbies?

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Standard behavioral questions that you can answer with a STAR approach

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- Typical strengths and weaknesses questions - Describe experience working with cross functional teams - Experience with technology and off-shore teams


Just what do you bring to our team that others do not?

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What is your opinion of hybrid work?

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