5.4

The Restaurant Group

Chef at The Restaurant Group

People in this role may also be known as chefs.

9 workers in this role at The Restaurant Group have taken the survey.

How much does The Restaurant Group pay chefs?

Chef at The Restaurant Group
£7.73–13.84
Typical range
£8.21–13.00

Chef employees at The Restaurant Group are typically paid £7.73–13.84 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for chef employees at The Restaurant Group?

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  • Head office understands the frontline

    Do chefs think The Restaurant Group head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office understands what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    50% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 8 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do chefs at The Restaurant Group feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    83% 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 The Restaurant Group?

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  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for chefs to take sick leave at The Restaurant Group?

    People find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do chefs get of their shift pattern at The Restaurant Group?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 83% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for chefs to book a holiday at The Restaurant Group?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    63% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do chefs at The Restaurant Group get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do chefs at The Restaurant Group get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do The Restaurant Group managers change chefs shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do chefs at The Restaurant Group 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 6 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The team and free food

    Worst thing

    The hours
    Abusive customers

    3.8

    Host, December 2019

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What is career progression like for chefs at The Restaurant Group?

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  • No career progression

    Are chefs given support to progress at The Restaurant Group?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 86% 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.

Good
  • Enough training

    Do chefs get enough training when they start at The Restaurant Group?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 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 The Restaurant Group

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  • Best thing

    Not many hours

    Worst thing

    Working on holidays

    1.0

    Chef, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Loving what I do

    Worst thing

    Travel

    6.4

    Head chef, May 2020

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How The Restaurant Group ranks

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