Michael's answer is correct. A cook /hourly usually works their shift (8 hrs. ) and is focused on their station. A Chef/ salary is very different. You work the hours that are required for that day or week. You are most likely responsible for a department within the kitchen or the entire kitchen. I would say most days are at the least 10 hours. Many will be 12 or more hours. You will most likely 6 days a week.