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

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Job Listings

  1. Waiting Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £7.50 to £8.00 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting for temporary waiting staff in the Edinburgh and the Lothian areas.
    Duties include taking orders, serving and cleaning tables, ensuring that all standards and guests expectations are met.
    You will also be responsible to communicate with other staff members to ensure that service is running smoothly.
    The ...

  2. Barista

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Catering Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting experienced Baristas for a number of relief positions throughout Edinburgh, The Lothians & Fife.
    You as an individual must have a minimum of one year's experience working as a Barista and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    We also require candidates who are well-presented, fluent ...

  3. Commis Chef

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Commis Chef

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for Commis Chefs. 
    What we can offer you is:
    Flexible working hours with hourly pay between £8.50-£11 (dependent on location)A chance to work in some of Scotland’s most beautiful placesAn exciting career where you can share your industry knowledgeIn return, we need ...

  4. Night Porter

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Porter

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of a corporate apartment buildings who require a passionate and knowledgeable Night Porter for a temporary basis ongoing assignment who can work on Friday and Saturday night.
     
    As a Night Porter, you will be warm and welcoming, provide the guest with an efficient and courteous ...

  5. Bar & Waiting Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting for a variety of Bar & Waiting Staff on behalf of a number of locations throughout Edinburgh & The Lothians. These roles are temporary, so you have the freedom to make your own rota, work as little or as much as you like!
    Main duties can include but are ...

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