The average salary for a Corporate Chef is $71,105 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,492 - $103,490
MEDIAN: $71,105

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$45,492 - $103,490  
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$44,803 - $110,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Job Description for Corporate Chef

Corporate chefs are tasked with managing the culinary operations of a business and serving as entrepreneurs in their own right to ensure its success. They must work to perfect the dining experience at their establishment and work extensively with sales teams for commercial growth, as well as reach out on social media and other platforms to market the business. They may also oversee marketing campaigns and help manage administrative responsibilities such as finances, sales reporting, and human resources (HR).


Corporate Chef Tasks

  • Liaise between customers, culinary team, and vendors.
  • Conduct extensive research on foods, menus, and customer trends, translating the findings into a menu development strategy.
  • Create standards for culinary excellence, enforcing quality control measures when necessary.
  • Design menus for usage company wide, from initial research and development through delivery.
  • Prepare expense estimations and work within budget guidelines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Chef

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Corporate Chef Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Corporate Chef in Columbus:
"Sales And People Management."
Work to not have sales numbers attached to what is expected, rather calculate the impact made by showing customers innovation and creativity.

What is it like working as a Corporate Chef?

Corporate Chef in Milwaukee:
"I Am Very Happy With My Position And Also My Company."
Pros: The ability to travel continually learn about our industry from a scientific point of view. Allowed to stretch my reach and grow with the company.
Cons: Occasionally the communication is not the best.

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Experience Affects Corporate Chef Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Corporate Chef Salaries

Budget Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

People Management
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Product Development
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Menu Planning
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Chef (Opscode)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%