Sous chef

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Common questions about being a Sous Chef

Is there room for advancement as a sous chef?

Many sous chefs work their way into an executive chef position. The industry usually promotes from within, so if you log time in the kitchen and prove your worth and talent, you can work up to a higher position.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a sous chef?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a sous chef, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Can you become a sous chef without going to culinary school?

You can get into a career as a sous chef without formal schooling, but it takes longer to work your way up.

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