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Chief Butchers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Chief Butchers assist the Executive Chef in kitchen administration and purchasing as well as to prepare portion standards of meat, poultry and seafood for various usages and cookery.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge on Food Hygiene and Safety

Chief Butchers should possess professional knowledge on food hygiene and safety. Holders of "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Supervisors" and/or "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Managers" recognised by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong would be an advantage.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Secondary 3-4

Professional qualification

  • Chief Butchers with holders of "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Supervisors" and/or "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Managers" recognised by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong would be an advantage.

Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$12,000

Monthly Salary $12,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$35,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Chief Butchers generally work in kitchens. They work shifts, often including early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays and need to stand for long periods and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, especially during peak dining hours. They also need to be careful about work safety because kitchens are usually crowded and filled with potential dangers, such as hot ovens or slippery floors.

Tools

  • Meat Hook 1 (Butcher)
  • Meat Hook 2
  • Sautoire
  • Meat Tenderizer 1
  • Meat Tenderizer 2
  • Meat Fork
  • Meat Flattener

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