Average Chef de Cuisine Salary

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The average salary for a Chef de Cuisine is $52,208.
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$39k - $75k
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$35k - $76k

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Job Description for Chef de Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine Tasks
  • Supervise kitchen staff, overseeing food production and ensuring compliance to recipes and health regulations.
  • Conduct quality checks of food products, both received and cooked, and monitor sanitation practices.
  • Participate in recipe and menu development, training staff on food production procedures.
  • Manage food and labor costs, purchase supplies, and track inventory.

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Popular Skills for Chef de Cuisine

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

Pay by Experience Level for Chef de Cuisine

An early career Chef de Cuisine with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,403 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Chef de Cuisine with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,306 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Chef de Cuisine with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,214 based on 329 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,634.
Employees with Chef de Cuisine in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (21.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (20.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less).

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