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!
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Contact the Hospitality Division Team
Email the Hospitality Division at firstname.lastname@example.org