What Is a Banquet Chef?

Banquet chefs oversee food service at hotels and party centers.

Banquet chefs oversee food service at hotels and party centers.

From the delicious dishes at your best friend's wedding to the cookie-cutter crudites at your annual corporate meeting, each nibble you nosh at a group gathering is likely the brainchild of a banquet chef. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies this position in the category of “chefs and head cooks,” who commanded a median salary of $40,630 nationwide in May 2010. A seasoned pro in a prime venue has the best recipe for earning the most dough in this job, where the top 10 percent of chefs earned more than $70,960, according to the BLS.

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About the Author

Tricia Chaves began her writing career after working in advertising and promotions for entertainment publisher "The New Times." In 2005, she earned her real-estate salesperson license from the state of Ohio and certification for leasing and property management from the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association. She was certified as a life and weight-loss coach and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming in 2011.

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