Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Head Chef is $48,342
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Head Chefs?
An entry-level Head Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,593 based on 17 salaries. An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,289 based on 147 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef …Read more
What Do Head Chefs Do?
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 …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.