CHEFS & HEAD COOKS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Banquet Chef; Certified Executive Chef (CEC); Chef; Chef, Instructor; Cook; Corporate Executive Chef; Executive Chef (Ex Chef); Executive Sous Chef; Head Cook; Line Cook

JOB TASKS

  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.

  • Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

  • Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.

  • Instruct cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.

  • Supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in food preparation.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $25.66/hr. – $53,380 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 18,500

REQUIRED EDUCATION

On the job experience

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