Chefs and Head Cooks

Prospects: Unfavorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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.

Number of positions

2012: 3,490    2014: 3,700

Annual job postings

New: 110    Replacement: 60
(Total: 170)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
5 years or more

On-the-job training:

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.