Cooking Job Outlook

Head Chefs

Job prospects for head chefs and supervising cooks are expected to increase about 6% over the next decade, according to the US Labor Bureau. Demand will come from an increase in consumers dining in restaurants rather than cooking at home, as well as population growth in general. Job competition is expected to be high for positions at higher-end restaurants, as they typically pay more.

Cooks and Food Prep Workers

For non-supervising cooks, employment is expected to grow by about 6% to 7% over the next decade. The same factors will create demand for these positions, with additional demand coming from the higher turnover in some positions.

Here you can see a detailed chef job description and learn more about chef salaries.

Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.