Average Banquet Chef Salary

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The average salary for a Banquet Chef is $49,885.
MEDIAN $49,885
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$35k - $71k
$275 - $5k
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$0 - $360
$0 - $8k
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$27k - $68k

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Job Description for Banquet Chef

Banquet Chef Tasks
  • Develop menu and presentation for banquets.
  • Supervise cooks and food preparation.
  • Select, order, and inspect ingredients and supplies.

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Banquet Chef
Executive Chef
Chef de Cuisine
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Popular Skills for Banquet Chef

Skills in Food Preparation, People Management, Inventory Management and Menu Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Safety.

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Chef

An early career Banquet Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,040 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Banquet Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,852 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Banquet Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,198 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,548.
Employees with Banquet Chef in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (30.3% more) and Richmond, Virginia (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (21.2% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (19.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (19.8% less).

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