How much does an Executive Chef make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Executive Chef in the United States is $34 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $29 and $41. Hourly rate 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. 

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Mae's Market and Cafe - Alexandria, VA

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Mountain Lake Lodge - Bent Mountain, VA

Job Description for Executive Chef

Executive Chef directs and oversees the operations of the kitchen(s), including menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies, cost control and sanitation. Creates and updates menus to maximize profits and minimize loss. Being an Executive Chef tests and develops recipes. Monitors customer satisfaction. Additionally, Executive 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 Executive 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. To be an Executive Chef typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands to franchisees. It operates hotels under the Waldo... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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