How much does an Kitchen Director/Chef make in the United States? The average Kitchen Director/Chef salary in the United States is $95,310 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $82,050 and $110,070. 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.

Kitchen Director/Chef Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Kitchen Director/Chef Salary $69,977 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Kitchen Director/Chef Salary $82,050 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Kitchen Director/Chef Salary $95,310 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Kitchen Director/Chef Salary $110,070 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Kitchen Director/Chef Salary $123,508 US April 24, 2024
25% $82,050 10% $69,977 90% $123,508 75% $110,070 $95,310 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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The Kitchen Director/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 Kitchen Director/Chef monitors customer satisfaction. Tests and develops recipes. In addition, Kitchen Director/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 Kitchen Director/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 Kitchen Director/Chef typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)

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    Kitchen Operations Manager

    3 - 5 years experience
    High School Diploma or Technical Certificate

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    Kitchen Director/Chef


    Bachelor's Degree

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