The average salary for a Chef de Cuisine in Australia is AU$66,606.
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Job Description for Chef de Cuisine
In finer dining restaurants, the chef de cuisine is in charge of all kitchen operations from creating the menu to overseeing product and prep work to creating and conducting the final examination of plates to be sent out to guests. The chef typically has one or more assistant chefs (sous chefs) to assist with these tasks, as well as help supervise cooks and other kitchen personnel. Successful chefs de cuisine must effectively source the necessary food supplies required for their menus, as well a…Read more
Chef de Cuisine Tasks
- Supervise kitchen staff, overseeing food production and ensuring compliance to recipes and health regulations.
- Conduct quality checks of food products, both received and cooked, and monitor sanitation practices.
- Participate in recipe and menu development, training staff on food production procedures.
- Manage food and labor costs, purchase supplies, and track inventory.
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Popular Skills for Chef de Cuisine
Skills in Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Order Inventory, Menu Planning and Food Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Chef de Cuisine
An early career Chef de Cuisine with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$55,448 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Chef de Cuisine with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,391 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Chef de Cuisine with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$74,799 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$67,407.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chef de Cuisine in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (12.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (2.4% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.7% less).
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