I hope you must heard cooking at professional level is not only about taste but money and listed chefs earn millions of dollars. Having a meal outside is one of the fun outings we like with family and friends. Going ‘yumm’ over dishes on exotic taste, do you know who is the person behind it? The cook knows the tricks to pamper your taste buds. However, some of them go a notch higher than just getting servings.
Through their culinary mastery, their pay scale rose from hundreds, thousands and now to an income of about $47 billion. (yep you heard right it is Billion from “B”).
It is said ‘sharing’ always yields positive results’. This holds true for top richest chefs as they appear on TV shows as hosts, now we can meet them through the list mentioned below:
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While cooks also are known to write cookery books and blogs, some own restaurant chains. What makes them different from any normal cook is their innovation to bring new recipes. Just like musicians, they create magic out of simplest of ingredients due to which fame knocks their door.
You may have seen competitive shows on television where cooks from all over world join pans and hands to meet challenges. These are judged by none other than popular chefs who are as passionate about cooking as a mother is about her child. What can be a regular meal to us is a gourmet delight for them that seek an instant smile when tasted.
From spicy, tangy to sweet flavors, they are out to indulge our palette in a lip-smacking tirade. World has also encountered people switching to this career from their previous professions. After all, to follow a dream, one needs to adapt it from heart, and then the going gets easy so does achieving. From lawyers, dancer, businessmen, baker, farmer to restaurateurs, many have seen glory in cookery.
Though everyone loves food. I myself am a great foodie person but the salary of cooks all over the world, especially United States in relatively low compared to other professions. The average salary ranges from 20,000 dollars to 31,000 dollars and some earn even less than 20,000 dollars.
This clearly shows that this is a quite low paid job. On an hourly wage basis, line cooks in USA earns approximately 11 dollars per hour which is considered to be quite low in my opinion. Cooking is not an easy job, there is too much competition in this field and the cooks need to get more salaries to live a healthy life style.
The worst thing about this profession is that pay scale doesn’t rises with job experience, as with the case of other professions. The increase in pay is very slow and very minimal. Hence I would not want to adopt this as a profession, there are better alternatives out there.
San Luis Obispo, California; Anchorage, Alaska; and Las Vegas, Nevada are some states where restaurant cooks earn relatively more than the other states. Particularly because people in these areas love dining out. Hence there’s a greater demand for restaurants, and hence cooks. And obviously if you have studied economics, then you may know that where the demand is high, the workers get highly paid too and vice versa. So if you are planning to adopt this as a profession you should try opening an outlet in these high paid areas.
(FineDiningLovers infographic is highly recommend by me)
Food and beverage is a never waning industry, and these top richest chefs have realized it to their best abilities. Maybe, we can also set out kitchen on national television earning handsome amount with improved cuisine talent.