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Working As A Chef/Catering

  • Getting Information
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $103,270

    Average Salary

What Does A Chef/Catering Do

A Chef/Caterer is responsible for cooking dishes at events. They direct the kitchen staff and wait personnel in serving the food, attending to food stations, and setting up buffet tables.

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Chef/Catering Jobs

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Chef/Catering Career Paths

Chef/Catering
Chef/Kitchen Manager Food Service Director Service Director
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Marketing Director Event Manager
Catering Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Head Chef Chef/Kitchen Manager
Chef Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Chef/Owner Head Chef
Chef/Kitchen Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Food Service Director Service Director Director Of Food And Beverage
Chef/Owner
7 Yearsyrs
Private Chef Head Chef Executive Chef
Culinary Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Food Service Director Certified Dietary Manager Food Service Manager
Dietary Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Head Chef Food And Beverage Manager Catering Manager
Director Of Catering
7 Yearsyrs
Chef Executive Chef
Director Of Food And Beverage
9 Yearsyrs
Chef Manager Food Service Director
Director Of Food And Nutrition Services
9 Yearsyrs
Catering Manager Club Manager Bar Manager
FOH Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Chef/Kitchen Manager Chef Manager Executive Chef
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Executive Chef General Manager
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chef/Owner Chef Manager Executive Chef
Food Service Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Private Chef Chef/Kitchen Manager Executive Chef
Food Service Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Executive Chef Director Of Food And Beverage
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Chef Manager Executive Chef General Manager
Restaurant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Chef General Manager Account Executive
Sales And Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
General Manager Technician Service Manager
Service Director
10 Yearsyrs
General Manager Specialist Case Manager
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Executive Chef 5.6 years
Chef/Owner 5.4 years
Private Chef 3.5 years
Personal Chef 3.3 years
Pastry Chef 3.0 years
Head Chef 3.0 years
Chef/Catering 3.0 years
Sous Chef 2.9 years
Chef De Cuisine 2.8 years
Banquet Chef 2.7 years
Culinary Chef 2.6 years
Chef De Partie 2.5 years
Chef 2.5 years
Assistant Chef 2.2 years
Catering Assistant 2.1 years
Kitchen Chef 2.0 years
Catering Staff 1.9 years
Prep Chef 1.6 years
Top Employers Before
Sous Chef 15.7%
Chef 14.4%
Line Cook 9.6%
Cook 6.8%
Head Chef 3.4%
Internship 3.4%
Lead Cook 2.4%
Server 1.9%
Prep Cook 1.8%
Top Employers After
Chef 17.4%
Sous Chef 12.4%
Cook 6.2%
Line Cook 5.4%
Chef/Owner 3.5%
Head Chef 3.0%
Prep Cook 1.6%
Manager 1.4%

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Chef/Catering Demographics

Gender

Male

70.2%

Female

28.0%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

29.0%

French

18.8%

Italian

11.6%

German

5.8%

Thai

4.3%

Japanese

4.3%

Russian

2.9%

Portuguese

2.9%

Chinese

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Swedish

1.4%

Vietnamese

1.4%

Romanian

1.4%

Dutch

1.4%

Mandarin

1.4%

Korean

1.4%

Danish

1.4%

Indonesian

1.4%

Yoruba

1.4%

Turkish

1.4%
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Chef/Catering Education

Schools

Johnson & Wales University

30.3%

Culinary Institute of America

29.3%

Arizona Culinary Institute

3.8%

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

3.4%

Sullivan University

2.9%

French Culinary Institute

2.9%

University of Phoenix

2.9%

Orange Coast College

2.4%

College of DuPage

2.4%

University of Alabama

1.9%

Trident Technical College

1.9%

University of Maine

1.9%

Miami Dade College

1.9%

University of Colorado at Boulder

1.9%

Johnson County Community College

1.9%

Columbus State Community College

1.9%

New England Culinary Institute

1.9%

Contra Costa College

1.4%

Art Institute of Atlanta

1.4%

The Academy

1.4%
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Majors

Culinary Arts

46.6%

Business

10.9%

Hospitality Management

9.2%

Management

5.2%

Food And Nutrition

4.0%

Health Care Administration

3.9%

Education

2.7%

Fine Arts

2.2%

English

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Graphic Design

1.5%

Marketing

1.3%

General Studies

1.2%

Information Technology

1.2%

Law

1.2%

Computer Science

1.0%

Communication

1.0%

Criminal Justice

1.0%

Finance

1.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.0%
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Degrees

Other

35.9%

Associate

28.7%

Bachelors

23.2%

Certificate

7.2%

Masters

3.1%

Diploma

0.9%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.1%
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Real Chef/Catering Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Catering Chef (Feast and Fetes) The Dinex Group, LLC New York, NY Jan 10, 2015 $100,000
Catering Chef (Feast and Fetes) The Dinex Group, LLC Las Vegas, NV Jan 10, 2015 $100,000
Catering Chef (Feast and Fetes) The Dinex Group, LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $100,000
Catering Chef (Feast and Fetes) The Dinex Group, LLC Las Vegas, NV Oct 01, 2015 $100,000
Catering Chef The Dinex Group, LLC Palm Beach, FL Oct 01, 2012 $95,000 -
$98,000
Catering Chef The Dinex Group, LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $95,000 -
$98,000
Catering Chef Garden Catering Old Greenwich, CT Oct 15, 2010 $57,000
Chef, Catering Service, Middle Eastern Specialty Divine Food and Catering LLC Los Angeles, CA Mar 29, 2016 $45,448
Chef, Catering Services, Persian Specialty Denj Restaurant Los Angeles, CA Jul 15, 2015 $45,448

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Top Skills for A Chef/Catering

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  1. Menu Items
  2. Kitchen Equipment
  3. Food Safety
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  • Developed innovative menu items creating a new market division turning previously unused products into profit.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Perform Food Safety and Physical Safety inspections.
  • Create menu items, prep and cook appetizers, main entrees and desserts for special events and parties.
  • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals and kitchen sanitation.

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Top 10 Best States for Chef/Caterings

  1. Vermont
  2. Delaware
  3. Connecticut
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Hawaii
  7. Colorado
  8. Maine
  9. New Jersey
  10. New York
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