Head Chef

Code: 35-1011.00

Also known as: Banquet Chef, Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Chef, Chef, Instructor, Cook, Corporate Executive Chef, Executive Chef (Ex Chef), Executive Sous Chef, Head Cook, Line Cook

Description: Head Chefs are responsible the overall taste and consistency of meals served in a restaurant or other establishment that serves food. They direct kitchen staff, oversee the day-to-day tasks in the kitchen and ensure that all foods, ingredients and equipment are up to par. Head Chefs usually rise up through the ranks in the kitchen, some starting off as a line cook. They generally attend a culinary school, community college, 4-year university or a relevant trade school.

Head Chef

Typical wages

10% $30,300
25% $39,420
Median $53,380
75% $71,350
90% $90,790
10% $14.57
25% $18.95
Median $25.66
75% $34.3
90% $43.65

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 18,500