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. Relief Head Chef

    Location: Glasgow City Centre

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting experienced, talented and enthusiastic Relief Head Chefs to join our strong temp chef brigade for Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
    We work with some of the best hotels and restaurants throughout Scotland from trendy city centre restaurants to luxury 5-star hotels.
    All our assignments are weekly ...

  2. Bartenders Needed

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Hospitality / Catering / Tourism

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for Bartenders in the Glasgow area to work for vaiorus pretigious hotels, restaurants and holiday parks.

    Your duties will include: 

    Serving customers 
    Cleaning the general area 
    Pouring drinks 
    providing excellent customer service 
    Stock Replenishment 

    Please call Lauren in Hospitality for mroe details or Apply today!

  3. Front of House

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.00 p/h

    Category: Catering Staff

    Stafffinders are looking for Front Of House staff to work for various prestigious companies, assisting with events, functions and festivals as well as general evening catering service. 

    Your duties will include:

    Serving Food
    Serving Drinks 
    Providing excellent customer service 
    Cleaning the general area
    General Bartending duties 

    For more information please ...

  4. PVG Cook

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    Stafffinders are recruiting for cooks to work in various Care Homes, Nurseries and Schools. 

    Your duties will include:

    Food Preparation 
    Lone Cheffing 
    Cleaning the currounding area 
    Meal planning (ensuring a healthy balanced diet)

    You will need

    6months+ experience working within Care homes/Nurseries 
    A Valid PVG updated within the last ...

  5. Kitchen porter - Ayrshire

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Hospitality / Catering / Tourism

    Stafffinders are actively looking for Kitchen Porters in the Ayrshire area to work in various companies. You will be accompanying the kitchen area making sure service runs smoothly. 

    Your duties will include: 

    Mopping
    plate/cutlery polishing 
    wiping surfices
    General Kitchen Porter duties 

    Hours will be varied dependant on what function ...

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