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. Chef de partie

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are actively recruiting permanent chefs for a location in Pitlochry.
    This role would be starting on or around April 26th, live-in accommodation will be provided at a small cost.
    Our client is looking for smart, well-trained chefs who can work in a busy tourist environment.
    Pay will be salaried ...

  2. Waiter

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £9.21 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    We are recruiting experienced bar staff to work on temporary assignments in Dunoon.
    These jobs last between 3 days and 8 weeks, we have positions starting immediately.
    The job will include looking after customers, serving alcohol, pouring drinks, and waiting tables.

    What can we offer you?

    Great hourly pay plus ...

  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. pvg catering

    Location: Dumbarton

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Catering Staff

    We are looking for PVG kitchen assistants and Catering assistants for care homes in the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde area.
    We work with several care homes throughout this area and seek the best staff to help cover them during holidays and emergencies.
    If you have worked in this role before and ...

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