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.

Contact the Hospitality & Catering Division Team

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

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  1. Head Chef - Edinburgh City Centre

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £25000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are delighted to be recruiting for an ambitious and motivated Head Chef based in Edinburgh City Centre…
    You will lead a team of 4, for this all-day dining experience including breakfast. Seating up to 50 covers the candidate will ideally have experience managing a similar operation and be comfortable ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sous Chef

    Location: Fife

    Salary: £26000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are now recruiting for an experienced Sous Chef..
    Our client are a well-established restaurant with rooms in Fife who have a wealth of experience in the industry and have held rosettes for many years, this has allowed them not only to create a loyal customer base but also attracts ...

  4. 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!

  5. 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 ...

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