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Agency Chefs

Salary: £10.00 - £16000
Job Type: Chefs
Employment type: Temporary
Location: South East - East Sussex
Reference: jtrelief3
Expiry: 30/03/2020


Relief Chef…… Agency Chef……. Temp Chef…. Is it right for me?

Whatever you are called we can help you find your next (or your first) temp assignment

Towngate personnel are always looking for new chefs to join our team working in short and long term jobs throughout the UK.

If you have never temped before this can be a great experience where you can:

  • Work in a wide variety of kitchens all over the country
  • Learn new skills
  • Cook different menus
  • Meet like minded chefs
  • Get paid for all the hours you work
  • Not get involved in kitchen politics

Once working for Towngate we can also offer you:

  • An excellent hourly rate
  • Additional holiday pay
  • Employer pension
  • Weekly pay direct into your bank account
  • Work in hotels, pubs and restaurants
  • Style of cooking to suit your skillset
  • Live in accommodation in many cases
  • Temp to perm opportunities

There are many reasons why people chose to temp, some do it out of necessity for a few weeks while they find their next permanent job while others will happily temp for years loving the freedom and the opportunity it gives them. Reasons to work as a Temp/Relief/Agency Chef includes:

·You have some spare time before starting a new job

  • ‘Try before you buy’ – A great opportunity to work in a wide variety of places to help you chose the best permanent job for you
  • You enjoy travelling and staying in different parts of the country
  • You like meeting and sharing experiences new chefs all the time
  • You deserve to be paid for all the hours you work

Most of our chefs work at a Chef de Partie level, we do also get specialist positions such as Pastry and more senior jobs up to Executive Chef level, however these are obviously less common and we find that many of our head and sous are happy to work at a less stressful lower level.

One note of caution: The life of a relief chef is not for everyone. Each assignment can be like starting a new job – You don’t know anyone, it’s a new menu to you, the kitchen is not what you are used to, the brigade is often short staffed (that’s why you are there), however if you are someone who embraces the unexpected then this can be ideal for you.

We cannot promise to keep everyone employed all the time and appreciate that many of you are tied to a certain location, but if you have transport, are reliable and are willing to work away from home then more often than not we will have a job for you.

Still interested in temping? To start with we will need to see your CV, then we will have a chat with you to find out what you want, check references from your last two employers, make sure that you are eligible to work in the UK and have the relevant food hygiene qualifications and then you are ready for your first assignment as a Towngate Temp Chef.

Welcome aboard!


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