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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Job Listings

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sous Chef

    Location: East Lothian

    Salary: £28000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Sous Chef

    Who...?
     
     
    One of the most renowned country houses hotels, located near Edinburgh is looking for You – their new Sous Chef. 
     
    Hidden away from the city’s noise, the hotel attracts guests who are looking for a perfect bolthole to enjoy a quiet break.
    The hotel itself has received multiple awards ...