A Chef is a skilled professional cook who is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of a kitchen.
|Plan menus and develop new recipes|
|Purchase food and supplies|
|Manage budgets and food expenses|
|Supervise kitchen staff and oversee food preparation|
|Ensure kitchen is clean, and food is stored safely|
Chefs earned a median of $50,160 in May 2021. i.e. half of chefs earned below $50,160 and half earned above that.
The lowest 10% chefs earned less than $30,910 and the highest 10% earned more than $84,570.
|High School Diploma||Required|
|Master's||Culinary Arts||Nice To Have|
|Culinary Institute of America|
|Institute of Culinary Education|
|Johnson and Wales University|
|Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts|
|Kendall College of Culinary Arts|
|Certification or License||Provider|
|Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)||American Culinary Federation|
|Certified Culinarian (CC)||American Culinary Federation|
|Certified Sous Chef (CSC)||American Culinary Federation|
|Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC)||American Culinary Federation|
|Certified Executive Chef (CEC)||American Culinary Federation|