- 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, 9% 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 £17,160
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 7,851. 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 £17,160 per year. That is about £1,430 per month or £8.80 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,602, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,544
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, 7,851 people are employed in the region.