Career Outlook for Chefs and Head Cooks

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Also known as:
Banquet Chef, Chef De Cuisine, Chef De Froid, Executive Chef, Head Chef, Kitchen Chef, Master Chef, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, Sushi Chef

The overall job outlook for Chef or Head Cook careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 13.20 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.83 percent per year. Demand for Chefs and Head Cooks is expected to go up, with an expected 56,610 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 6.20 percent over the next few years. Join our career community today!

TOP STATES

There are currently more Chefs and Head Cooks in the following states

California 15,960
New York 12,930
Florida 10,580
Texas 4,900
Massachusetts 3,250
Illinois 3,200
Colorado 2,690
BOTTOM STATES

The states below have the least number of filled positions for Chefs and Head Cooks

North Dakota
60
Wyoming
100
Virgin Islands
100
South Dakota
130
Rhode Island
230
Guam
260
Puerto Rico
270