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. Restaurant Supervisor

    Location: East Lothian

    Salary: £21000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Restaurant Management

    Restaurant Supervisor required for a fine dining (5*, 2AA) restaurant on the edges of Edinburgh. 

    Due to the peculiar location applicants with their own vehicles are preferred. 

    Salary: £22000 plus £2000 yearly gratuities. 

    Apply now! 
    Please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. Candidates will be required to provide ...

  2. Chef de Rang - Fine dining, Live In, Perthshire

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £19000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a Chef De Rang within a Michelin and multiple Rosette starred environment in Perthshire. This is a permanent role with live-in accommodation available if required.

    Benefits in your new job

    Salary starting from £19,000 per annum.
    Tips up to £3000 per annum. 
    45 hours ...

  3. Cleaners / General Assistants for Fringe Festival

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Hospitality / Catering / Tourism

    Stafffinders are looking for General Assistants for Fringe Festival to clean surfaces and seats between the shows. Various timings and venues available in Edinburgh City Centre.
    Have friends who would also be interested? Let us know and you will be working together!
    How you’ll benefit  

    Weekly pay + accrued holiday ...

  4. Duty Manager

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    Salary: £26000 to £27000 p/a

    Category: Hotel Management

    Stafffinders Hospitality is delighted to be working alongside our client based in the Highlands to search for a talented Duty Manager to aid in the running of this beautiful luxury 4* hotel. This is a permanent role for the right candidate, giving you the opportunity to work in a stunning ...

  5. Live-In Housekeepers for Summer

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: £9 to £9

    Category: Housekeeping

    Do you think it’s time for something new?
    Housekeepers wanted to join our temporary team at Stafffinders! 
    Living and working in vibrant hotels accross Scotland. Free accommodation, 40h per week, during 8am-6pm with extra shifts available! Housekeeping training will be provided.
    Have friends who would also be interested in ...

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