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Specialty Cook Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,190 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Specialty Cook is $28,190 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Specialty Cook is between $24,959 and $32,779. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Cooks specialty foods according to recipe and specific methods applicable to type of cookery.
  • Prepares meats, soups, sauces, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Seasons and cooks food according to prescribed method.
  • Portions and garnishes food.
Specialty Cook Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cooks, Restaurant

Job family population: 1,276,510

Estimated population of Specialty Cook jobs: 400,467

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Specialty Cook Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Cook (Experience preferred)
Jun 15
Chicago, IL, USA
Norwood Crossing
... including specialty meals for residents with restricted dietary needs. * Prepare, or oversee ... Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe ...
Cook Chef
Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
Depending on which specialty you pursue, you'll be able to pursue a career as a cook, chef, meat cutter, butcher or baker. PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM Those interested in this job ...
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
Must have line cook, grill experience working in fast-paced kitchen/restaurant environment. If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team. Eurest ...
Cook for North Side Nursing Home in Chicago
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Westwood Manor, Inc.
We are seeking a Cook For North Side Nursing Home In Chicago to join our dedicated kitchen staff! You will assist in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals in our professional kitchen.
Pizza Makeline Cook
Jun 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Franchise Pizzeria
Sarpino's Pizzeria on the north side of Chicago is looking for Pizza Makeline cook. Responsibilities will include: · Setting up of Salad and Pizza makeline. · Preparation of foods, vegetables ...
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