Avg. Salary
$12.45
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Lead Cook is $12.45 per hour.

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Job Description for Lead Cook

A lead cook is normally a supervisory position in a kitchen. Depending on the organization, this person is likely not considered a full-fledged kitchen manager or chef. However, lead cooks normally have some of the supervision and oversight duties of these managers delegated to them. In many higher-end restaurants, the lead cook position is considered a stepping stone to a full-fledged managerial or chef position.

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Lead Cook Tasks
  • Oversee food handling and preparation throughout a kitchen.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff and coordinate break schedules.
  • Stock and maintain all food stations, ensuring hygienic workspaces.
  • Answer guest questions about menu and preparation.
  • Modify processes for routing and meeting orders according to time and quality standards.

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Key Stats for Lead Cook

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
25%

Skills That Affect Lead Cook Salaries

Team Leadership
▲4%

Food Preparation
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 50%