Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Sous Chef is $47,250
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sous Chefs?
A mid-career Sous Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,082 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Sous Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,453 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), …Read more
What Do Sous Chefs Do?
The position of Sous Chef requires prime management skills and the ability to control the kitchen before, during, and after every service. The Sous Chef is in charge of a majority of the kitchen staff and must be able to manage the kitchen operations on a day-to-day basis. This person is in charge of disciplining staff and, in some cases, terminating them. The Sous Chef also deals with quality control issues and has a major say in creating new menu items and updating older ones.
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- Assist management of food preparation, planning, and production.
- Substitute for the executive chef or line cooks when off-duty or during staff shortages.
- Supervise kitchen staff.