Most chefs have some specialty or preferred area of work, though it may take time for a chef to settle into a particular niche. Frequently, the chefs that are in the highest demand are the ones that are skilled in a great many areas of preparation, with many skill sets that help to coordinate a kitchen. This career is a good choice for the very motivated person who enjoys a challenge and an active workplace, day in and day out. Long hours are almost a given for the average kitchen chef, and working late hours is very common as well. Many restaurants may close at 10:00PM, but their kitchens are not cleaned and prepped for the next day until 2:00AM. Attention to detail is important as well, for following recipes and keeping track of cooking supplies, stock levels, and managerial duties that are often expected of a restaurant chef. Being in good physical shape and maintaining excellent personal hygiene are also important for a position where one can expect to be on their feet at least eight hours a day, lifting heavy pots and kitchen equipment on a constant basis.