We surveyed 330 research chefs to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical research chef. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a research chef?
Working as a research chef typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a research chef?
A career as a research chef typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a research chef?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a research chef.
Is being a research chef stressful?
Research chefs tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a research chef?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a research chef.
How competitive is the workplace for research chefs?
Competition at work is not common for research chefs.
Does being a research chef require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for research chefs.
Are research chefs allowed to express themselves creatively?
Research chefs are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do research chefs have control over the direction of their work?
Research chefs tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a research chef physically demanding?
Work as a research chefs is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are research chefs exposed to a wide variety of work?
Research chefs tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a research chef require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a research chef.
Does being a good research chef require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a research chef.