Head Chef Jobs

A successful head chef must be the captain of their kitchen. All fine details must be looked after to ensure that 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 to become a head chef.
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 £26,000-£33,000 per annum for head chef jobs in Scotland.

What does a Head Chef do?

• 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
• Understanding necessary Health and Safety regulations
• 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.


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 and contact our Hospitality team now!

Contact the Hospitality & Catering Division Team

Email the Hospitality & Catering Division at catering@stafffinders.co.uk.

Candidates can submit a CV online using our online Registration service.

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Job Listings

  1. Food and Beverage Manager

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £26000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Restaurant Management

    Stafffinders are currently looking for an eager Food and Beverage Manager to lead a team at a luxury Perthshire Hotel. 

    To find out more about the role contact Pawel on pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk. 

    Thanks! 

  2. Chef De Partie

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £20000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently looking for a motivated Chef de Partie to join a team in at a luxury property based in Perthshire. 

    If you would like to hear more - contact Pawel at pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk or call 07779031414

    Thanks! 

  3. Junior Sous

    Location: Inverness

    Salary: £22000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a Junior Sous ready to step up his game. The property is a luxurious town house is located in the city centre of Inverness. 

    To find out more about the role - contact Pawel on pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk 

  4. Chef De Partie

    Location: Inverness

    Salary: £22000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a Chef de Partie ready to step up his game. The property is a luxurious townhouse is located in the city centre of Inverness. 

    To find out more about the role - contact Pawel on pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk 

  5. front of house rep

    Location: Dunoon

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    We are recruiting staff for temporary live-in roles in the argyll area.
    Jobs are starting immediatley and we can offer free accomodation and discounted meals whilst on site.
    The position requires one year experience minimum in a hotel or restaurant.

    For more information please call Calum at Stafffinders Paisley for ...

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