News

Out and about Friday 22nd June

We still have around 80 chefs out working and numbers still keep growing, there has been 28 chefs placed this week so far with more to be confirmed just waiting on the establishments to get back.

June has been a good month so far and we have 1 week left to the end of the month, targets are through the roof 😊

If you are looking for work, if you have any holidays and are looking to make some extra money or if you have days off please please get intouch.

We are looking to meet all relief chefs we have on our books and we are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday please get in touch to book your appointment.

If you are a chef out with us and have holidays planned please let me know the dates your not available so I can update the relief database.

Chefs placed at the beginning of June

Steve Moffat at Gary Moore Catering

Alan Baird at y Not Bar & Grill

Paul Whitecross at Garth Hotel

John Ferguson at Ballachulish hotel

Jonny Lewis at the Winking Owl

Martin Hamilton at Kirktown Garden Centre

Chris Wright at Geographer Restaurant

Scott Macintyre at Loch Melfort

Tim Morris and Chris Campbell at Ardlui Hotel

Sean McGregor at East Haugh House Hotel

David Bedo at Royal Dornoch Golf Glub

Gian Devey at Woll Golf Club

Alan Kaye at La Piazza Restaurant

Jonny Lewis at Nethy Bridge Hotel

Ionel Rizea at Calvert Trust

David Young at Pentland View Care Home

Patrick Johnstone at Four Seasons Hotel

David Maxwell at Cumbria Park Hotel

Laura Galloway and Ryan Williamson at Orde Food Company

Steve Ali at Moorings Hotel

Stuart MacColl at Balmacara Hotel

Kai Stutzkeitz at National Hotel

Dale Paton at Glengarry Hotel

Stuart Agnew at Ben Loyal Hotel

David Ironside at Coul House Hotel

Chris Wright at The Ancient Unicorn

Seb Schoeder at Fortingall Hotel and Kings Manor Hotel

David Young at The Winking Owl

Sebastian Luszyznski at Cringletie hotel

Tim Morris at Go Glasgow Urban Hotel

Zander Yule at Rowallan Castle

Thanks all so much for your hard work and continued support we are all grateful.

We still have around 80 chefs out working and numbers still keep growing, there has been 28 chefs placed this week so far with more to be confirmed just waiting on the establishments to get back.

June has been a good month so far and we have 1 week left to the end of the month, targets are through the roof 😊

If you are looking for work, if you have any holidays and are looking to make some extra money or if you have days off please please get intouch.

We are looking to meet all relief chefs we have on our books and we are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday please get in touch to book your appointment.

If you are a chef out with us and have holidays planned please let me know the dates your not available so I can update the relief database.

Chefs placed at the beginning of June

Steve Moffat at Gary Moore Catering

Alan Baird at y Not Bar & Grill

Paul Whitecross at Garth Hotel

John Ferguson at Ballachulish hotel

Jonny Lewis at the Winking Owl

Martin Hamilton at Kirktown Garden Centre

Chris Wright at Geographer Restaurant

Scott Macintyre at Loch Melfort

Tim Morris and Chris Campbell at Ardlui Hotel

Sean McGregor at East Haugh House Hotel

David Bedo at Royal Dornoch Golf Glub

Gian Devey at Woll Golf Club

Alan Kaye at La Piazza Restaurant

Jonny Lewis at Nethy Bridge Hotel

Ionel Rizea at Calvert Trust

David Young at Pentland View Care Home

Patrick Johnstone at Four Seasons Hotel

David Maxwell at Cumbria Park Hotel

Laura Galloway and Ryan Williamson at Orde Food Company

Steve Ali at Moorings Hotel

Stuart MacColl at Balmacara Hotel

Kai Stutzkeitz at National Hotel

Dale Paton at Glengarry Hotel

Stuart Agnew at Ben Loyal Hotel

David Ironside at Coul House Hotel

Chris Wright at The Ancient Unicorn

Seb Schoeder at Fortingall Hotel and Kings Manor Hotel

David Young at The Winking Owl

Sebastian Luszyznski at Cringletie hotel

Tim Morris at Go Glasgow Urban Hotel

Zander Yule at Rowallan Castle

Thanks all so much for your hard work and continued support we are all grateful.

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Phone Lines

That's our phones now switched over you will now be able to reach us on 01683 221367 until 2.30pm today

Out and about Friday 27th April

Another month nearly over

We have 63 relief chefs out working all over Scotland

1 week today until we start to pack up Sunnybrae and move to Well Street, we are all very excited about the move and hoping everything goes to plan.

Lots of interviews being arranged and have taken place this week.

If you are a relief chef with availability please get in touch or if you are looking to register please email over your updated CV with contactable work references to jojo@chefsinscotland.co.uk

Out and about just now

Steve Moffat is over in Bute at the Victoria Hotel

Grant Marshall is at The Moorings Hotel in Fort William

Robin Mccrindle is at Cringletie House Hotel in the Borders

Graham Smith is a Y Not in Thurso

Tom Morris is at Go Glasgow Urban Hotel

Kevin MacAngus is at the Garth Hotel in Grantown on Spey

Sebastian Luszczynski is at The Old Manor Hotel in fife

Michael George is also in Bute at the Glenburn hotel

Chris Roberti is at Fife Arms Hotel in turriff

Alan Baird and glyn Musker are at The Bothy Bistro in Burghead

Taylor Macfarlane and Jim Miller are at the Walled Garden Café at Gordon Castle in Fochabers

Lillian Clarkson is at Kyleakin Quarry in Skye

Thanks everyone for all your hard work – nice to get excellent feed back forms back 😊

Availability of Chefs 16th April 2018

Availability of Chefs 16th April 2018

Head chefs

If paying good money and in a central location such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth the availability of decent head chefs is good, basically, the more central and the larger local population the better availability.

What is good money for a head chef? This can vary from a small pub to a large five star or 3AA Rosette Hotel and can be anything from £12 per hour for a one man job cooking simple food to £45,000 and upwards.

For a standard hotel job in I would suggest £28,000 to £35,000 with overtime paid pro rata over 45 to 48 hours sanctioned by management.

Bonus schemes always help and can be based on getting a gross profit margin of over say 65 to 70% and it is always advisable stressing in advance how often the bonus is paid and what the exact criteria are. Other bonuses may be based on increase in sales. Keeping wages ratio down and helping to achieve certain net profits subject to maintaining quality of food, kitchen cleanliness and staff retention.

In more rural Scotland it is harder to get and retain chefs and often accommodation should be offered to attract suitable candidates.

Sous chefs

The availability of sous chefs in rural Scotland is getting poorer as we move into middle April. Sometimes, a mature former head chef will be happy to take a step back to work alongside head chef.

In more central Scotland, there are quite a few candidates about and if paying decent money and offering good working conditions there is no reason why you cannot land and keep a good sous chef with a stable track record.

In rural Scotland, there can be a need to think outside of the box to retain and attract good sous chef candidates and many establishments find it easier to take on relief chefs for the season.

Chef de parties

Availability is good in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the central belt.

In rural Scotland with accommodation there are candidates if wages are decent, suggesting £9 to £11 per hour. The more money you can pay the better the availability of chefs is.

For chef de partie jobs it is a chef market.

Commis chefs

There are usually a few candidates available centrally or further afield if offering accommodation.

Pastry Chefs: this is quite a specialist position and there are often a couple of specialised pastry chefs looking, not always though.

Enclosed link to minimum wages.

www.minimum-wage.co.uk/

Availability of Relief Chefs changes daily and we can advise daily, it is currently quite good and the rates of pay are the same as last year. From £12.50 to £16 per hour according to the season. These rates may go up as the season progressed.

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