Executive Chef

What Does An Executive Chef Do?

An executive chef is the top chef within a restaurant’s kitchen. The salaries listed are for the job of a “chef” (in general).

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How Do I Become An Executive Chef?

Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in culinary arts or a related field may be required to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For An Executive Chef?

These salaries are for a “Chef” in general:

High – 76,000
Median – 43,000
Low – 23,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Executive Chef?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Culinary Arts
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For An Executive Chef?

A chef can work in any type of a restaurant or catering company.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Executive Chef?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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