The average hourly pay for a Head Chef in Sacramento, California is $14.97.
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$13 - $17
$27,937 - $59,180
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Job Description for Head Chef
Head chefs work in restaurants, cafeterias, catering companies, bakeries, and many other other places which serve food. These chefs are generally expected to specialize in the particular cuisines served by their employers in order to prepare and cook food, often with the help of other chefs, and present it in an attractive manner. In some positions, head chefs may also be responsible for creating and modifying the menu or setting prices for selections. Some employers prefer that their head chef…Read more
Head Chef 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.
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Popular Skills for Head Chef
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Menu Planning and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation and People Management.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (33.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).
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