Head Chef/Cook in San Diego, California Salary

A Head Chef/Cook in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $10.74 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Menu Planning and Order Inventory.

$25,005 - $38,000
$34K
MEDIAN: $33,600
50%

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$9.61 - $18.74
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.12
10%
50%
90%

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$0$39K
Salary $33,600
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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$20,559 - $39,818
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $9.61 - $18.74
Hourly Tips $1.50
Annual Data $0$39K
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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$20,559 - $39,818
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Head Chef/Cook

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 supervises the rest of the kitchen staff. Head chefs/cooks are typically responsible for ordering, inventorying, and keeping detailed records of food items and their costs. They must have experience creating menus that assist owners in attracting and maintaining clientele. They also may be responsible for setting menu prices.

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Head Chef/Cook Tasks

  • 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.

About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Head Chef/Cook Job Listings

Key Stats for Head Chef/Cook

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Skills That Affect Head Chef/Cook Salaries

Menu Planning
▼0%

Order Inventory
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Food Preparation
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 78%