How much does an Executive Chef make in the United States? The average Executive Chef salary in the United States is $71,826 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $61,208 and $86,854. 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. 

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25% $61,208 10% $51,540 90% $100,536 75% $86,854 $71,826 50%(Median)
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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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Marc Bruno, COO, US Food & Facilities
Aramark provides food, facilities management, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. It operates in three segments: Food and Support Services United States, Food and Support Services International, and Uniform ... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2020
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Executive Chef: Food Prep Tools and Equipment, Operations Management, Food Inventory Recordkeeping, Food Preparation ...More

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