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Hospitality & Tourism

Chefs and Head Cooks

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods.

Salary Breakdown

Chefs and Head Cooks

Average

$52,910

ANNUAL

$25.44

HOURLY

Entry Level

$30,530

ANNUAL

$14.68

HOURLY

Mid Level

$50,660

ANNUAL

$24.35

HOURLY

Expert Level

$81,330

ANNUAL

$39.10

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Chefs and Head Cooks

1,300

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Chefs and Head Cooks


Top Expected Tasks

Chefs and Head Cooks


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Chefs and Head Cooks

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Food Production

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Coordination

SKILL

Time Management

SKILL

Management of Personnel Resources

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Speech Recognition


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