SOC Code 35-1011 - Chefs and Head Cooks

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Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.


SOC Code 35-1011 - Chefs and Head Cooks is a a final level code of the “Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 128,190 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $27.07 and average Annual Wage of $56,310.

Occupation Examples

  • Banquet Chef
  • Chef De Cuisine
  • Chef De Froid
  • Executive Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Kitchen Chef
  • Master Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Sushi Chef

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