Average Chef Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Chef Manager is $48,507.
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$36k - $63k
$101 - $5k
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$750 - $2k
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$32k - $63k

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Job Description for Chef Manager

Chef Manager Tasks
  • Develop and be accountable for a safety culture that creates a work environment where no one gets hurt.
  • Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality.
  • Select and develop recipes.
  • Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food.
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities.

Job Satisfaction for Chef Manager

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Chef Manager

The top respondents for the job title Chef Manager are from the companies Compass Group, Aramark and Sodexo, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Aramark where the average pay is $54,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Compass Group, earning around $50,626. Sodexo, Inc. pays the lowest at around $44,500. Eurest Dining Services also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $44,911.

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Popular Skills for Chef Manager

Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory, Operations Management, Menu Planning, People Management and Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Chef Manager

An early career Chef Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,524 based on 81 salaries. A mid-career Chef Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,099 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Chef Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,689 based on 200 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,076.
Employees with Chef Manager in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 35.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (31.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (19.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (13.4% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.1% less).

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