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Head Chef temporary jobs in London

Work flexibly as a Head Chef in some of London’s top restaurants and kitchens

Complete 10 shifts in your first 30 days and get a £100 bonus!

HEAD CHEF JOBS – Calling all head chefs – we’ve got a temporary job in London with your name on it…


Why be a Head Chef with Staff Heroes?

  • You choose where and when you want to work
  • You can be the executive chef in some of London’s top restaurants and kitchens
  • Finding work is easy – the Staff Heroes app matches new jobs to your skills and preferences, then sends them straight to your smartphone
  • You get paid fast – you should have your money soon after your shift has ended
  • Complete 10 shifts in your first 30 days and get a £100 bonus!

Central London

From £18.87 per hour (inc hol pay)

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What makes a Head Chef a Hero?

The top London kitchens and restaurants we work with want a captain of the ship. When they have a reputation to maintain, they want a passionate head chef who will move heaven and earth to deliver the sort of standards that keep hungry customers returning for more.

  • The standard-bearer: You will be expected to uphold the standards of the restaurant – and that includes the standards of hygiene and health and safety, as well as the quality of food.
  • The teacher: As an experienced head chef, people look up to you. It means you have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to develop those around you. It means you are always ready to offer your advice to junior members of the team and share your knowledge and experience.
  • The leader: You are confident and vocal, ready to step into an unfamiliar kitchen and make your ideas and standards clear to everyone. So from ovens to pass to front of house, everyone knows what is expected of them.

If all of the above sound like you, we have head chef jobs in London waiting for you right now.

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Head Chef jobs – the Q&A

What hours will I be expected to work?

You already have at least six months experience in a head or executive chef role, so you are familiar with the unsociable hours and weekend working – in fact you thrive on it.

But the real advantage of finding head chef jobs with Staff Heroes is that you choose the shifts you do and the businesses you work for. So if there are days and times you prefer to avoid, you can.

Do the head chef jobs on Staff Heroes require a specific background?

Some do. You might, for example, need experience with a high street brand or with a specific type of cuisine. With so many opportunities for London head chefs, however, you should find plenty of roles that match your specialisms.

What sort of wider management role will I have?

Often, the clients who fill their head chef positions with Staff Heroes start with an urgent need – to cover sickness for example. As they get to know you however, it is common for our Heroes to be booked again and again.

In some restaurants, therefore, your role may be purely about maintaining the quality of the food and managing the people creating it. In time, however, and depending on the client, you may also be asked to get involved with menu development, buying, and broader restaurant management issues.


In Brief

Role Requirements for our Head Chef Jobs

  • Manage all food production and presentation
  • Kitchen management: ensure the kitchen is ready for service at the required times
  • Ensure the methods of preparation and presentation comply with set standards as determined by the Company food and safety manual
  • As head chef you will be responsible for ensuring adherence to statutory regulations pertaining to Health & Safety, Hygiene Standards and Environmental Health
  • Provide the highest standard of personal presentation at all times
  • Manage the set up of the area of work in preparation for service checking
  • As head chef you would be required to provide a full culinary brief to both front and back of house
  • Ensure all colleagues, customers, guests and clients receive excellence in customer service


Experience & Training

  • 6 months experience as a Head Chef
  • Level 3 Food Safety
  • Allergen Expert Level 2
  • Basic Safety Awareness
  • COSHH Training


Get started with Staff Heroes

  • Download the app and sign up.
  • Complete your profile in as much detail as you can. The more you enter now, the more chances you will have to find the right roles, on the right days, at the right rate.
  • Pop in to meet us – we will go over a few things including checking your documents. You may meet a few of your fellow Heroes-to-be along the way, too.


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  • Better than any temp staffing or employment agency, we use our smart technology to match the perfect jobs with your skills and experience.
  • Once you get started with Staff Heroes, you will not want to work for any other agencies or platforms.


The best work deserves the best rewards. Staff Heroes rewards our Heroes with opportunities to build up a guaranteed income and rewards based on your work. Our smart technology ensures you are matched with work based on your personality, values and performance.

"Recruiting temp staff in the hospitality industry is a massive headache for everyone, yet nothing has been done about it from a technology standpoint. Temp Staff turnover is significant creating high recruitment costs and this area is screaming for innovation. Staff Heroes have got it spot on and are on to something which is going to be big

Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group

"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful

Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd

"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!

Alex Davenport Jones - The Porch House