Are you looking for agency chef work?
Head chef jobs are exciting, challenging and require quick thinking. Our clients require competent head chefs who are capable of taking responsibility for the day to day runnings of the kitchen. Chefs are expected to achieve the highest quality standard of fine dining whilst overseeing food hygiene and health and safety.
Our head chef vacancies may also require candidates to manage the compilation of menus and staff rotas; ensure the smooth running of the kitchen, control orders, purchasing, storage and stock rotation. You will also be responsible for motivating and developing a team of talented chefs.
With many high-profile clients including Gordon Ramsey Restaurants, Levy Restaurants, Hilton and more, Syft are looking for skilled chefs who know about a broad range of food, techniques and are knowledgeable about health and safety protocols. If you believe you’re capable of multitasking and managing a kitchen and team of people, then why not sign up to a shift and enjoy the best paid flexible jobs that Syft has to offer?
Head chef jobs require the following experience and training; previous kitchen in a high pressure environment, minimum level 2 FHC certificate (bring certificate with you), COSHH, HACCP and NVQ Level 3
Skills we're looking for:
- Prior experience as a chef
- Experience planning and undertaking food preparation
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work in a timely and meticulous manner
- A minimum NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
- Health & Safety certification
What makes a great head chef?
Being head chef is more than just cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it’s also about management. Head chefs need to lead a team of kitchen staff as well as get food out on time, manage rotas, budget and order stock as well as many other duties. Kitchen’s can be a stressful place to be so organisation and delegation is key to a successful kitchen.
Be a team player
Part of being a head chef is also being a team player. If the work is piling up on a team member and you can help out without affecting your own duties then be sure to offer your assistance. They’ll really appreciate the help and your support won’t be easily forgotten.
It can be daunting joining a tight knit workforce especially in the kitchen, but building relationships and not taking things personally in a heated kitchen are essential to the role. A good working attitude can lead to more shifts.
Benefits of working with Syft:
- Weekly pay, direct to your bank account
- Instant job offers confirmed, via the app, 24/7
- Earn a £20 referral bonus* every time you bring a new Syfter to us!
- Choose when and where you work – be your own boss!
- Free phone insurance and discount at gyms and high streets brands