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.

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Job Listings

  1. Restaurant Supervisor

    Location: East Lothian

    Salary: £21000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Restaurant Management

    Restaurant Supervisor required for a fine dining (5*, 2AA) restaurant on the edges of Edinburgh. 

    Due to the peculiar location applicants with their own vehichles are preferred. 

    Salary: £22000 plus £2000 yearly gratutities. 

    To find out more, please contact pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk. 

    Thanks! 

  2. Chef de Rang - Fine dining, Live In, Perthshire

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £19000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a Chef De Rang within a Michelin and multiple Rosette starred environment in Perthshire. 
    Live-in available. 
    Salarty starting from £19 000 per annum.
    Tips up to £3000 per annum. 
    45 hours a week, 4 days on/3 days off. 

    For more details please contact: pawel ...

  3. Waiter

    Location: Glasgow City Centre

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    We are looking for experienced waiting staff to join our ever-growing team here at Stafffinders Hospitality Paisley.
    In this flexible role you will be expected to work with teams across the Glasgow City area providing quality hospitality moments and creating fantastic memories for your guests. In this role you will ...

  4. PVG Cook

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently hiring PVG chefs for our care home clients across Renfrewshire and central Scotland.
    To be considered for this role you must have at least 2 years cooking experience in care homes and you must have a valid PVG.
    At Stafffinders we aim to provide a quality service ...

  5. Live-in Waiter/Waitress

    Location: Lochgoilhead

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    We are looking for experienced waiting staff to join our ever-growing team here at Stafffinders Hospitality.
    In this flexible role, you will be working in hotels or holiday parks within Scotland.
    We work with unbelievable clients who have great room for staff progression.
     
    What is expected of you?

    A minimum ...

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