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How much does a Assistant Chef make in the United States? The average Assistant Chef salary in the United States is $51,100 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $44,100 and $60,200. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.

Assistant Chef Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Assistant Chef Salary $37,727 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Assistant Chef Salary $44,100 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Assistant Chef Salary $51,100 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Assistant Chef Salary $60,200 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Assistant Chef Salary $68,485 US January 26, 2024
25% $44,100 10% $37,727 90% $68,485 75% $60,200 $51,100 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description

The Assistant Chef oversees the activities of the kitchen staff and monitors food production and presentation in the absence of the Executive Chef. Assists the Executive Chef in the daily operations of the kitchen, including menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies, and cost control. Being an Assistant Chef coordinates and participates in the activities of hiring, training, and managing personnel in the kitchen. Requires an understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations. In addition, Assistant Chef may serve as an expeditor when needed. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to an Executive Chef. The Assistant Chef supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. Working as an Assistant Chef typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Assistant Chef

    3 + years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Kitchen Operations Manager

    3 - 5 years experience
    High School Diploma or Technical Certificate

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