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. 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 vehicles are preferred. 

    Salary: £22000 plus £2000 yearly gratuities. 

    Apply now! 
    Please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. Candidates will be required to provide ...

  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. This is a permanent role with live-in accommodation available if required.

    Benefits in your new job

    Salary starting from £19,000 per annum.
    Tips up to £3000 per annum. 
    45 hours ...

  3. Event Staff

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.91 to £9.00 p/h

    Category: Hospitality / Catering / Tourism

    A great opportunity has arisen for Kiosk staff to join our temporary staffing team in Glasgow. We are recruiting kiosk staff for our stadia and event space.
    Salary range: £8.91-£9.21 an hour.

    Benefits of Your New Job

    Flexible working
    Holiday pay from the first hour you work ...

  4. Live-In Housekeepers

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: £9.00 to £9.50 p/h

    Category: Housekeeping

    Do you think it’s time for something new?
    Housekeepers wanted to join our temporary team at Stafffinders! 
    Living and working in vibrant hotels across Scotland. Free accommodation, 40h per week, from 8am-6pm with extra shifts available! Housekeeping training will be provided.
    Have friends who would also be interested in ...

  5. Temporary Housekeepers

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £9

    Category: Housekeeping

    Stafffinders are seeking for Housekeepers, to work on ongoing temporary assignments at a variety of venues. These assignments are located in and around Edinburgh, including live-in roles in Scotland. We have immediate starts available for candidates looking to get started right away.
    Your rate of pay and hours of work ...

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