The average salary for a Late-Career Head Chef with Food Preparation skills is $47,078.
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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 in Menu Planning, People Management, Order Inventory, Inventory Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef
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 $38,974 based on 9 salaries. An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,897 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,282 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,574 based on 330 salaries.
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