Salary for Private Household Cooks

Also known as:  Certified Personal Chef, Personal Chef, Private Chef

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Cooks working in private households are often titled “Personal Chefs” and prepare meals for those living at a particular residence according to nutritional and dietary needs and preferences. They are charged with the responsibility of planning menus that meet employer standards, organizing inventory lists, shopping for needed food items and preparing meals in a timely manner. They are detail-oriented individuals with superior time management skills who are often called upon to additionally plan large gatherings, parties or luncheons. They take care to make sure their kitchen and meals meet safety and health standards and properly manage additional kitchen employees at the residence. An associate's degree or related vocational school training is required for employment in this professional field.

A Private Household Cook can earn a pay level that can range from 24000 to 36000 based on levels of tenure. Cooks, Private Household can receive an average compensation of Thirty One Thousand Two Hundred dollars per year.

Cooks, Private Household can receive the highest pay in , where they get job pay of just about $.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.13 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Private Household Cooks tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $29,540
Accommodation and Food Services $23,550
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $23,550
Other Services (except Public Administration) $29,540
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