A culinary chef is anyone that makes their living in the culinary arts; a very broad spectrum of job descriptions. Some examples would include caterers, restaurant and hotel chefs, and bakery and pastry chefs. Using the loosest interpretation, anyone who cooks and prepares food & drink for a living can be called a chef. However, in everyday usage, chefs that are not working in very upscale, professional kitchens are usually referred to as cooks. Chefs might find employment in unexpected places such as hospitals and retirement centres or other places in the entertainment field, such as cruise ships or even providing food for movie sets, also known as craft services.

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