The average salary for an Experienced Head Chef with Operations Management skills is $45,617.
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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
Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Order Inventory, People Management, Menu Planning and Food Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef
An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,629 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,841 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,332.
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