Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Kitchen Chef is $13.51
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Chefs?
An entry-level Kitchen Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.61 based on 38 salaries. An early career Kitchen Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.42 based on 215 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Kitchen Chefs Do?
Kitchen chefs prepare foods for their establishment's diners. They may work for private institutions such as restaurants, entertainment venues, cruise ships and large corporations, as well as public institutions such as schools and public hospitals. Tasks performed by kitchen chefs include planning the menu, supervising kitchen assistants, waiters, and hostesses, and preparing food. Food preparation tasks may include cutting meat, vegetables and fruit; preparing stuffing, glazes and sauces; …Read more
- Prepare appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sauces, stuffing, and glazes.
- May supervise pantry staff.
- Utilize extra meat in new menu items.
- Chop, slice, grind, and garnish meats, vegetables, and cheeses.