Chef

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A chef creates and prepares meals for human consumption. Generally, they work in a business environment.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

Training requires at least a high school diploma, certification, or attendance at a culinary school.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a chef ranged from $45,396 to $64,502, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Chef Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn why Rory Moran of Comfort Kitchen chose to become a chef.