Head Chef Jobs

A successful head chef must be the captain of their kitchen. All fine details must be looked after to ensure their space is run with the precision of a tight ship. A real passion for food and providing a top-notch customer experience is essential.

A quality head chef will have worked their way up the kitchen ranks throughout their career, and will now be competent in all areas of kitchen management and quality control. Including:

• Ordering and managing stock, ensuring high quality and healthy profit margins
• Overseeing all produce that leaves the kitchen
• Managing staff rotas
• Training kitchen staff to use and look after equipment
• Strong understanding and necessary Health and Safety qualification
• Monitoring stock rotation to guarantee minimal wastage and freshness of food
• Contribute creatively towards new menu ideas
• Inspire and motivate all kitchen staff to exceed company standards.

....and much, much more! A head chef should thrive in fast paced, high-pressure environments while keeping a cool head and delegating effectively to get the job done. Typically, salaries fall within the range of £28,000-£33,000 per annum.

There is no ‘typical working week' for a successful chef at the helm of a busy kitchen. Working late nights and weekends are par for the course - as is overtime during busy periods. Dedication and passion for the job are a must!

If you think you have what it takes, please see our fantastic opportunities below.

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  1. Executive Sous Chef

    Location: Fife

    Salary: £28000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting on behalf of a fantastic property with national recognition in Scotland. It is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious chef who wants to really progress at the highest level possible in their career. 
    The role itself will be leading a large sized team and you will ...

  2. Sous Chef

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £28000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting on behalf of a fantastic property with national recognition as one of the finest in Scotland that currently boasts 2 AA Rosettes. This luxury restaurant is fast gaining a reputation in Scotland and looking for its 3rd Rosette this year. We are looking for a motivated ...

  3. Relief Bar Staff

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Would you like the opportunity of seeing an amazing part of Scotland?Bored of the City Life and looking for a new adventure?Do you enjoy meeting new people and working in a fast, paced environment?
    Then I would like to hear from you!

    Experienced Relief Bar Staff are required ...

  4. Relief Catering Assistant

    Location: Gourock

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Catering Staff

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for experienced Catering Assistants for various outdoor events and functions in Gourock and surrounding areas.
    If the opportunity of flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay sounds appealing, then this could be the ideal job for you!
    Main duties include:
    - Assisting in meal preparation for ...

  5. Experienced Bar / Waiting Staff - Minimum 6 month assignment

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders require Experienced Bar and Waiting staff, to work in Perthshire for up to 6 months, with an immediate start.
    To be considered, candidates must have at least 1 years plus experience working within a busy F&B environment. You should have excellent communication skills, immaculate presentation and be a ...

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