Are you looking for lead chef vacancies?

Lead chef jobs are an integral part of any kitchen and require highly skilled and quick thinking staff to keep things running smoothly. We offer a variety of lead chef vacancies for candidates who are capable of taking responsibility of the daily runnings of a kitchen, whilst achieving the highest standard of dining and overseeing food hygiene and health and safety.

Our lead chef jobs may 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. In addition the lead chef must also be competent in motivating and developing a team of talented chefs.

With many high-profile clients including Levy Restaurants, the Ritz, the 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 with the leading temp chef agency and enjoy the best paid flexible jobs that Syft has to offer?

We offer flexible lead chef jobs that requires the following experience and training; previous kitchen in a high pressure environment, minimum level 2 FHC certificate (bring this with you), food allergens and NVQ Level 2 are desirable.

Skills we are looking for include:

  • 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 lead chef?

Be organised

Being lead chef is more than just cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it’s also about management. Lead chefs need to lead a team of kitchen staff as well as get food out on time, 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 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.

Be friendly

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 (T&Cs apply) 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

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