Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Head Chef/Cook is $13.67
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef/Cooks?
An entry-level Head Chef/Cook with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.29 based on 15 salaries. An early career Head Chef/Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.41 based on 366 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Head Chef/Cooks Do?
Head chefs/cooks are responsible for overseeing the quality of food as it leaves the kitchen. They must ensure that their kitchens meet the health standards set in place by governmental agencies. Additionally, they are responsible for making sure that other kitchen personnel follow food safety guidelines and meet hygiene standards. Head chefs/cooks must understand how kitchen equipment functions and ensure that it is operable and in safe working condition. Additionally, a head chef/cook often …Read more
- Manage kitchen operation including food purchases and preparation, record keeping, quality standards, and sanitation.
- Train employees in cooking methods, plate presentations, portions, and cost control.