A Kitchen Chef earns an average wage of £7.30 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£12,127 - £22,441
£12K
£16K
£22K
MEDIAN: £16,411
10%
50%
90%
£6.06 - £8.85
£6
£7
£8
MEDIAN: £7.37
10%
50%
90%
£0£22K
Salary £12,127 - £22,441
Bonus £0.00 - £2,043
Profit Sharing £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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£12,648 - £20,188
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 163
Hourly Data £0£13
Hourly Rate £6.06 - £8.85
Hourly Tips £0.00 - £1.14
Overtime £5.87 - £13.63
Annual Data £0£20K
Bonus £0.00 - £2,043
Profit Sharing £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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£12,648 - £20,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 505

Job Description for Kitchen Chef

Kitchen chefs prepare foods for their establishment's diners. They may work for private institutions such as restaurants, entertainment venues, cruise ships and large corporations, as well as public institutions such as schools and public hospitals. Tasks performed by kitchen chefs include planning the menu, supervising kitchen assistants, waiters, and hostesses, and preparing food. Food preparation tasks may include cutting meat, vegetables and fruit; preparing stuffing, glazes and sauces; assembling plates to be sent to diners; and overseeing the food preparation tasks performed by subordinates in the kitchen. Kitchen chefs may conduct ordering and bookkeeping work for their restaurant as well.

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Kitchen Chef Tasks

  • Prepare appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sauces, stuffing, and glazes.
  • May supervise pantry staff.
  • Utilize extra meat in new menu items.
  • Chop, slice, grind, and garnish meats, vegetables, and cheeses.

Common Career Paths for Kitchen Chef


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Kitchen Chef Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Chef

Pay by Experience for a Kitchen Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Kitchen Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kitchen Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 72 salaries. A Kitchen Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤18,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,872

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

Kitchen Chef Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Kitchen Chef?

Kitchen Chef in Crewe:
"Hard work."
Pros: Learning everyday, preparing large scale of food for banquets and buffets.
Cons: Hours.

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Key Stats for Kitchen Chef

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Kitchen Chef Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲6%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
₤16,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Chef Salaries

chef
▲3%

National Average
₤16,000

Order Inventory
▼1%


▼10%

Cleaning
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%