There are many career and industry-specific factors that can determine an Executive Club Chef’s salary, but as chefs become more established in the private club industry there is always room for both career and salary growth.
Being an Executive Club Chef means a higher salary compared to other positions in the kitchen. but the role also comes with greater responsibilities. An Executive Chef is in charge of a club’s kitchen and tasked with overseeing other kitchen workers. Although they are typically the most experienced chef in the club, their duties often focus on managerial and administrative tasks rather than hands-on cooking. This wealth of business acumen allows an Executive Chef to manage staffing, budgets, ordering, menu planning, and general oversight of the club’s dining scene.
The average Executive Chef salary in the United States is $71,066, but the range typically falls between $60,558 and $85,931. However, compared to Executive Chefs in other industries, country club Executive Chefs are paid a relatively higher salary, at an average of $91,000.
These averages present a starting point, but after decades of experience and joining the ranks of an elite club these numbers could double or even triple. With these higher salaries, a chef is usually managing more employees for a top private club in the country and has a substantial annual revenue. For example, Boca West Country Club in Florida has an annual revenue of almost $50 million and the Executive Chef’s total compensation package is over $360,000.
Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and years of experience. Like any career, the salary of an executive club chef also depends on location, the size of the club, and a chef’s background.