By Abbey Dungan
Travel, Dangers, and Advantages
As a chef, you have the opportunity to travel all around the world and learn how to cook different ethnic foods. However, there doesn't have to be a lot of travel. you can stay where you live and work for a restuarant. the job of a Chef is pretty flexible.
Since chefs work with food, there is always a chance that you could burn yourself, but that's not too likely, since you're a professional.
Being a chef, you get the chance to cook for others and seeing them enjoy the food you've made them. Also, you can choose what kind of job commitment you want. Depending on where you work, you can have a very serious job, or a very relaxed job.
The salary range for a pastry chef starts at $34,000 and goes to a little over $51,000.
The starting salary for the sous chef ranges from $35,000 to just under $40,000. More experience results in a higher pay scale.
The average salary for an assistant chef is around $35,000 annually.
The salary for the sushi chef can start at $25,000 for someone with little experience and grow to $70,000 for a sushi chef with years of experience.
The executive chef with a short time of experience in the kitchen starts out averaging $50,000 or more a year. As their experience and reputation grow, the salary can increase to over $85,000 annually. The higher figures are generally offered by five star hotels and restaurants in the larger cities.