The average hourly pay for a Head Chef/Cook in Gold Coast, Queensland is AU$22.37.
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AU$20 - AU$24
AU$41,132 - AU$54,856
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Job Description for Head Chef/Cook
Head chefs/cooks are responsible for overseeing the quality of food as it leaves the kitchen. They must ensure that their kitchens meet the health standards set in place by governmental agencies. Additionally, they are responsible for making sure that other kitchen personnel follow food safety guidelines and meet hygiene standards. Head chefs/cooks must understand how kitchen equipment functions and ensure that it is operable and in safe working condition. Additionally, a head chef/cook often su…Read more
Head Chef/Cook Tasks
- Manage kitchen operation including food purchases and preparation, record keeping, quality standards, and sanitation.
- Train employees in cooking methods, plate presentations, portions, and cost control.
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Employees with Head Chef/Cook in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (7.1% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (13.9% less).