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. Head Chef

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Hello Chefs!
    Are you an experienced Head Chef or Sous Chef looking for a new opportunity? Well then today might be your lucky day! The Head Chef position I am recruiting for is unique. If you’re used to high volume, fast paced environments and love the buzz of a ...

  2. Head Chef

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Hello Chefs!
    Are you an experienced Head Chef or Sous Chef ready for a fresh new challenge in an expanding business with big ambition? Well then today might be your lucky day! The Head Chef position I am recruiting for is unique. If you’re used to high volume, fast ...

  3. Head Chef

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £26000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Are you looking for an opportunity to express your creativity?
    Would you like to be the head chef in a tiny and ambitious restaurant(less than 15 covers a night!)?
    Are you active and proud of your efforts on Instagram?
    Do you follow the newest cooking trends and love trying ...

  4. Housekeepers needed

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £8

    Category: Housekeeping

    Stafffinders are looking for hardworking, experienced Housekeepers to express their interest in working for prestigious hotels within the Edinburgh city centre area.
    Having previous experience, eligibility to work in the UK, passion about hygiene and customer service and a positive attitude makes you the perfect candidate for us.
    Daily duties ...

  5. Room Attendant

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £7.83 to £8.50 p/h

    Category: Housekeeping

    What we offer:
    Flexible hours – work as little or as much as you like!
    Weekly pay!
    Opportunity to work in a variety of well-known Edinburgh hotels!
    Supportive staff through every stage!
    About you and the job:
    You will be responsible for servicing rooms to a high standard
    You will ensure ...

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