What is the $alary of a Chef at a high end restaurant, like Battali's?
Non owner Chefs Salary.
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Depends totally on the location. Labor costs are a result of micro-markets because you are usually competing for chefs with the other restaurants in your locale. I've seen Executive Chef salaries for upscale restaurants anywhere from $70K to $225K per year. Try going to salary.com and searching for salary info in a particular area. A restaurant that is good enough that they don't have to offer will probably be at the high end, or just above the high end for whatever area you search on salary.com.