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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  1. Temp Chefs all level - £11 to £14

    Location: St Andrews

    Salary: £11 to £14 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting experienced Chef de Parties, Sous and Head Chefs for work within the Fife and St Andrews area for immediate start and over the coming months with rates from £11 to £14 per hour plus holiday pay.
    SELF-EMPLOYED chefs applications happily received with higher rates of pay ...

  2. Chef de Partie - 2 AA Rosettes

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £20000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting on behalf of an award winning with 2 AA Rosettes hotel in the Edinburgh area. It is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious chef who wants to progress their career in a strong 2 AA rosette kitchen.
    The role itself will be working within a strong ...

  3. Pasrty Chef

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £22000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting on behalf of an award winning 4 star hotel with 2 AA Rosettes in Midlothian for a Head Pastry Chef It is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious chef who wants to progress their career and ability to the next level.
    The role itself will be ...

  4. Senior Sous Chef

    Location: St Andrews

    Salary: £25000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Head Chefs/Sous Chefs

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting on behalf of a fantastic property with national recognition in Scotland. It is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious chef who wants to really progress at the highest level possible in their career.
    The role itself will be leading a large sized team of 8and you ...

  5. 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 ...

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