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working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:04 am

I might be working in san francisco, Chef about a restaurant. I think coming up with my second and my pastry chef.
But I do not know how they can claim. someone has an idea?

for information me it's 90K$ + bonus.


Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:26 am

SIMON <> Maybe you can get an English speaking friend to help translate your question as it's relatively indiscernible.

Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:01 am


what is the pay for a second and a pastry chef in USA ?

I hope my question is better.

Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:21 am

SIMON <> There is no standard pay in the USA. This is a capitalist country whereas a Proprietor can pay his staff whatever he'd like. It's totally dependent upon numbers. What's the restaurant grossing.?! How many heads you seat.?! What type of cuisine.?! What level of service.?! So many variables that can't be addressed in a quick text.

Check listings for similar restaurants in the same area. If the Chef is making $90k, you would most likely be offering in the range of $55k - $65k to the Sous. The Pastry Chef could be in the same range, but it really depends on how extensive a menu it is. It all depends on so many facets of the restaurant...

Your question is just too vague...

Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:33 am

- 50-60 seat per service
- gourmet french cuisine with spanish insparation

I think do a 5 or 7 courses menu +/- 100$, 11 courses 140$

thank you for your answer

Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:17 pm

A lot of it has to do with how much the money is worth in the area. For example, the national average rent is a little over $900 a month--but in New York, it's $2800 a month, so the same pay would offer a totally different quality of life.

Most importantly, the pay is whatever the employees are happy to do the job for. Negotiate with them, you and they are the only ones this will effect.

Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:17 pm

I thinking the rent is random with city but not as much. thank you burke for your advise

Re: working in USA

Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:12 pm

Is it really $900 a month on average? Good grief. So glad I'm way below that average. My house payment is $356 a month for a 4 bed, 2 bath, garage, and pole barn on 2 acres. And that's a 17 year loan, not a 30. $2800 a month is just crazy talk. Silly New Yorkers.

Re: working in USA

Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:15 pm

It's rent. Rent should be going down, but people are only lending to those who already have money and good credit, so houses are still hard to get and rent is still high.

That is a really good payment though, still.

Re: working in USA

Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:31 am

SIMON <> Need more time to respond appropriately to you, sorry.

BIDION <> 30 yr fixed on a 1/1 in Palm Beach... $1,050 a month for me, AND that's just PI. Another 5 G's outta pocket annually for taxes & insurance. :mrgreen:
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