AU$45,000
Avg. Salary
AU$23.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook in Cairns, Queensland is AU$23.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook in Cairns, Queensland is AU$45,000 per year.

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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 supervises the rest of the kitchen staff. Head chefs/cooks are typically responsible for ordering, inventorying, and keeping detailed records of food items and their costs. They must have experience creating menus that assist owners in attracting and maintaining clientele. They also may be responsible for setting menu prices.

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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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Key Stats for Head Chef/Cook

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%