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Occupational Profile

Chef

Chefs are managers who plan, direct and participate in food preparation and cooking activities in restaurants, hotels, institutions and other food establishments.

Wage and Salary

Salaries for chefs vary a great deal depending on the size and location of the establishment, volume of business and the chef's reputation.

Chefs are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 6321: Chefs.

According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Chefs occupational group earned on average from $19.26 to $23.89 an hour. The overall average wage was $21.34 an hour. For more information, see the  Chefs wage profile.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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