Chef at Aramark

People in this role may also be known as chefs.

9 workers in this role at Aramark have taken the survey.

How much does Aramark pay chefs?

Chef at Aramark
£9.36–13.86
Typical range
£8.20–12.88

Chef employees at Aramark are typically paid £9.36–13.86 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for chef employees at Aramark?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do chefs think Aramark head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do chefs at Aramark feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for chef employees at Aramark?

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Good
  • People get proper breaks

    Do chefs at Aramark get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do chefs get of their shift pattern at Aramark?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 22% report getting one week notice or less
    • 11% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 22% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 44% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do chefs at Aramark do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for chefs to book a holiday at Aramark?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for chefs to take sick leave at Aramark?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    83% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Aramark managers change chefs shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    78% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do chefs at Aramark worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hours, close proximity to home

    Worst thing

    Managers, salary, stressful

    4.5

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for chefs at Aramark?

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  • No career progression

    Are chefs given support to progress at Aramark?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 71% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do chefs get enough training when they start at Aramark?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    86% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from chefs at Aramark

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  • Best thing

    Seeing pleased customers

    Worst thing

    The pay

    5.2

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Time
    Off

    Worst thing

    Bullying in the work place

    5.2

    Chef, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Fixed hours

    Worst thing

    Not payed enough

    5.2

    Chef, May 2020

  • Best thing

    The team ethic we all have And the hours

    Worst thing

    Rubbish pay rubbish company

    7.0

    Chef, March 2020

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How Aramark ranks

Aramark ranks joint 8th to work for in chef employers

  1. 7 CH&CO
    5.7
  2. 8= Aramark
    5.6
  3. 8= Bupa
    5.6