Why Are Female Chefs Paid so Much Less Than Their Male Colleagues?

March 24, 2016

In terms of pay equity, kitchens are lagging way behind

It’s already been established that restaurant kitchens don’t make it easy on mothers. As it turns out, in terms of compensation, they’re pretty hard on women in general. A new study from pay transparency web site Glassdoor finds female chefs make 28.3 percent less in base pay than their male counterparts. That’s the second-highest “adjusted” percentage among the careers included in the study.

Glassdoor’s adjusted numbers take out possible explanations for lower pay and only account for factors such as potential differences in how men and women negotiate, bias on the part…