How much does an Head Chef make in the United States? The average Head Chef salary in the United States is $70,700 as of December 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $60,300 and $85,500. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Head Chef creates and updates menus to maximize profits and minimize loss. Directs and oversees the operations of the kitchen(s), including menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies, cost control and sanitation. Being a Head Chef monitors customer satisfaction. Tests and develops recipes. In addition, Head Chef is responsible for supervising and training staff. Requires an understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Head Chef typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Working as a Head Chef typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2021

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