- Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
- Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen.
- Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen.
- Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes.
- Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 8% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for chef is £20,405
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 8,481. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for chef roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £20,405 per year. That is about £1,700 per month or £10.46 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,181, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,954
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 8,481 people are employed in the region.