Chefs and Head Cooks


Will "Chefs and Head Cooks" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 34% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 10% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $24.77 hourly

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Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 174 out of 707

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People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

SOC Code: 35-1011

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james (No chance) says
because you need people to taste the food and react to different ways of making it e.g you may need to mix something longer depending on the day
Jun 22, 2020 at 08:22 AM
Grace (Likely) says
I love cooking and I do it pretty well, but I believe that if you give a machine the list of ingredients and clear instructions or algorithms about how to prepare a meal it can definitely do it and then learn about it.
Feb 13, 2020 at 12:49 AM

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