Career Outlook for Chefs and Head Cooks

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 22.59 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 3.76 percent per year. Demand for Chefs and Head Cooks is expected to go up, with an expected 17,980 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.48 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Chefs and Head Cooks in the following states
California 10,530
Florida 6,150
Texas 5,360
Illinois 4,940
New York 4,830
Pennsylvania 3,680
Massachusetts 3,140
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Chefs and Head Cooks
South Dakota 50
Virgin Islands 100
Delaware 150
Guam 190
Wyoming 190
North Dakota 210
Montana 280