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Chefs prepare and cook food in restaurants, hotels, catering businesses, resthomes, cafes and bars.


Chefs usually earn

$34K-$65K per year

Head or executive chefs usually earn

$65K-$100K per year

Source: Frontline Hospitality and Restaurant Association of New Zealand, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a chef are good due to a shortage of workers.
Kuman Ghosh sautes vegetables in a restaurant kitchen

Chefs prepare and cook meals in restaurants, cafes and bars

Last updated 3 December 2018