4.8

Toby Carvery

Chef at Toby Carvery

People in this role may also be known as chefs.

7 workers in this role at Toby Carvery have taken the survey.

How much does Toby Carvery pay chefs?

Chef at Toby Carvery
£7.65–9.25
Typical range
£8.21–13.00

Chef employees at Toby Carvery are typically paid £7.65–9.25 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for chef employees at Toby Carvery?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do chefs think Toby Carvery 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 6 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.

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What are the hours like for chef employees at Toby Carvery?

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Toby Carvery managers change chefs shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    86% of people say their manager 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 57% report getting one week notice or less
    • 29% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 14% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 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.

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  • People do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do chefs at Toby Carvery get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do chefs at Toby Carvery worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    71% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

What is career progression like for chefs at Toby Carvery?

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  • No career progression

    Are chefs given support to progress at Toby Carvery?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 57% 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 Toby Carvery?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 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 Toby Carvery

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  • Best thing

    Always on your toes and preoccupied.
    Managers & FOH and BOH teams are all supportive and will do their best to help you progress

    Worst thing

    Rushed work environment (most kitchens have this though) and late night finishes.

    8.5

    Employee, June 2021

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