Rather surprisingly, becoming a chef is one of the most difficult jobs to obtain in the smash hit text-based life simulator. That’s because it relies on luck more than pretty much every other job aside from perhaps the pilot.

Fortunately for you, we’ve worked hard to figure out exactly what you have to do to become a chef to take some of the guesswork out of it. It’ll still require plenty of patience and luck, but hopefully this will make the road to becoming a chef a lot smoother.

If you’re looking for something else, make sure to check out our Complete Guide to BitLife, where we’ve rounded up all of the guides we’ve written so far on this hit text-based life simulator.

How to Get a Job as a Chef in BitLife:

The most frustrating aspect of getting a job as a chef in BitLife is that it relies on an awful lot of luck rather than anything meaningful you can do within the game.

That’s because the entry level jobs rarely become available on the job listings, so you’ll likely have to get an unrelated job initially then spend a lot of time checking the listings, ageing, checking again, and so on.

Before we get to that though, let’s go through the basic requirements for getting a job as a chef. Fortunately, you don’t need to go to university as an education at community college more than suffices.

You also don’t need to have particularly strong statistics, with a mere 60% intelligence sufficing to get you the entry level role in the chef world.

Once you’ve finished community college, we recommend just getting the highest paid job available to you on the jobs listings board and just periodically checking the listings and ageing until a relevant job becomes available. Feel free to pursue other goals in the meantime.

You’re looking for these jobs:

  • Line Cook
  • Short Order Cook
  • Apprentice Chef

Apprentice Chef is arguably the best of the bunch, but any of the three will get you where you need to be.

After you’ve got yourself an entry level job in the world of being a chef, you’re going to want to work as hard as possible every single year until you get the highest position of Executive Chef.

What’s This Rumour About it Taking Three Years?

Many guides on the internet state that you need to have worked in any job for at least three years before the entry level chef jobs start to appear. We haven’t verified this for ourselves, but it’s worth keeping in mind.

Ultimately, it’s difficult to predict as the chef job really does seem to really on random chance more than anything else.