The average salary for a Sous Chef in Canada is C$41,551.
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Job Description for Sous Chef
The position of Sous Chef requires prime management skills and the ability to control the kitchen before, during, and after every service. The Sous Chef is in charge of a majority of the kitchen staff and must be able to manage the kitchen operations on a day-to-day basis. This person is in charge of disciplining staff and, in some cases, terminating them. The Sous Chef also deals with quality control issues and has a major say in creating new menu items and updating older ones. The Sous…Read more
Sous Chef Tasks
- Assist management of food preparation, planning, and production.
- Substitute for the executive chef or line cooks when off-duty or during staff shortages.
- Supervise kitchen staff.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Sous Chef
The top respondents for the job title Sous Chef are from the companies Earls Restaurants, Cactus Club and Marriott International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Marriott International, Inc. where the average pay is C$49,910. Earls Restaurants pays the lowest at around C$26,750.
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Popular Skills for Sous Chef
Skills in People Management, Menu Planning and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing and Food Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Sous Chef
An entry-level Sous Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$36,984 based on 8 salaries. An early career Sous Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$39,292 based on 149 salaries. A mid-career Sous Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40,810 based on 241 salaries. An experienced Sous Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$43,641 based on 295 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$45,355.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Sous Chef in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (2.6% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (13.8% less), Montréal, Québec (9.2% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (2.7% less).
Years of Experience
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