A successful head chef must be the captain of their kitchen. All fine details must be looked after to ensure that 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 to become a head chef.

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 £26,000-£33,000 per annum for head chef jobs in Scotland.

What does a Head Chef do?

  • 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 the equipment

  • Understanding necessary Health and Safety regulations

  • 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.

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 and contact our Hospitality team now!

Contact the Hospitality Division Team

Email the Hospitality Division at hospitality@stafffinders.co.uk

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