An Experienced Head Chef/Cook earns an average wage of AU$23.45 per hour.

AU$43,509 - AU$65,906
AU$44K
AU$53K
AU$66K
MEDIAN: AU$53,035
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.82 - AU$28.29
AU$20
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.41
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$65K
Salary AU$43,509 - AU$65,906
Bonus AU$500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$41,552 - AU$61,505
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$19.82 - AU$28.29
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$0.82
Overtime AU$28.11
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
Bonus AU$500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$41,552 - AU$61,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

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.

Head Chef/Cook Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,340

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Head Chef/Cook

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
10-19 years
80%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%