Check the freshness of food and ingredients, supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and other food preparation workers develop recipes and determine how to present dishes.
Chefs and head cooks work in restaurants, hotels, private households, and other food service establishments. All of the cooking and food preparation areas in these facilities must be kept clean and sanitary.
Most chefs and head cooks learn their skills through work experience. Others receive training at a community college, technical school, culinary arts school, or 4-year college.
The median annual wage for chefs and head cooks was $45,950 in May 2017.
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Bakers, Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes in order to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods. No formal educational credential. $25,690.
Cooks, Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, which may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Food education/ experience. $23,970.