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Should A Cook, Sous Chef, Or Chef Have Their Own Personal Website?

Updated on February 14, 2013
Chefs on Hells Kitchen
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Anyone who is serious about a career in the culinary arts should take advantage of the perks associated with running your own website. Whether you are a graduate of a culinary program running your own kitchen or you are just starting out as a line cook, you can benefit from having your own personal website.

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Showcase Your Best Work On Your Portfolio

Benefits Of Having A Personal Website

A personal website shows future clients and employers that you are very serious and focused on your career. Having your own website makes you seem more professional and put together. When an employer gets a resume with a great cover letter, resume, and a link to your website, they will surely be impressed.

Your website is a place for you to brag about your skills and show off your best work. Many serious chefs have a portfolio featuring some of their proudest creations, well, you can add your whole portfolio to your website. When an employer or client asks for some examples of your work, how easy is it to send them to your website?

You may work in an Italian restaurant but be considering a position in a restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. Well, you may be a great cook in both areas but your resume will not reflect that if you haven’t worked in one before. On your website you can post photos to your portfolio featuring French cuisine so your future employer will be able to see your skills in this area as well.

If you are just starting out in your culinary career, you may find it hard to find employment. A great website with an awesome portfolio and resume can change this, and put you in high demand.

What Should A Cook’s Website Include?

  • Your website should include a home page explaining who you are and what you do
  • You should include a highly professional resume on your website
  • You will want to include a portfolio on your site
  • You will want a page explaining how one should get into contact with you

For a great example of what a cook, sous chef, or chef’s website should look like click here.

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      Vlod 3 years ago


      We are in the early stage of developing a product that allows chefs/cooks to create an (affordable) online portfolio to showcase their work.

      We would appreciate any feedback that anyone has.

      The site is at


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      RadaFrancis 4 years ago

      I agree! Anyone who is a professional (or has a home business) should have their own website. I say if you want to go outside the local community then website is a must. Great article! :)

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      Lisa Stover 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thank you, I agree that websites have become a standard for all professionals, if you don't have one your behind the loop now a days.

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      Tamara 5 years ago

      Well put together tips. And yes, I think every professional should have a basic website.

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      Lisa Stover 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      True, chefs have hugely demanding schedules.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      my daughter, Robin Kloess, does not. she make unbelievable money, but has no life. which explains why she does not.

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      Lisa Stover 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Your so right peachpurple, most days they are there from open to close! No time to network at all if they don't take advantage of the web.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Yes, I do agree every chef should have their own website to promote themselves. Otherwise, nobody knows they exist. Afterall, chefs are always behind the kitchen.

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      Lisa Stover 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      They def. are Marlene B, I feel they just put you ahead of people who don't have one. Bridalletter, you are so right about that too, another great idea is to combine your blog with your website, that way it's easier to stay up to date on all your posts and updating of your information.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      I think a free blog is an option too and can showcase the information. Add Social media marketing too. Consider 4square!

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      You've given excellent advice to people in the food industry. Nowadays, if you don't have a web site, you don't have a career. Websites are an excellent way to showcase your skills.