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How much do chefs in Manchester get paid?

Chefs in Manchester earn

£8.21–11.72 per hour

Based on 72 employee reviews

Chef salaries can range between £8.21–11.72 per hour in the Manchester area. This data is based on survey results from 72 employees who live in an around Manchester.

What do top employers pay chefs?

Recent chef vacancies in Manchester

  1. Chef at Sodexo posted 7 days ago
  2. Chef at Frankie & Benny’s posted 7 days ago
  3. Chef at Miller & Carter Steakhouse posted yesterday
  4. Chef at Sodexo posted 10 days ago
  5. Commis Chef at Hilton posted 12 days ago
  6. Sous Chef at JW Lees posted 3 days ago
See all chef vacancies in the Manchester area

What contracts are people on?

16% report having zero hours contracts
9% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
29% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
47% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 45 employees

How are people paid?

65%
by the hour
35%
an annual salary

Based on 72 employees

What do chefs employees do?

Chefs have the job of preparing, cooking and plating up food for customers.

Chefs work in kitchens that can be found in:

  • Restaurants
  • Pubs
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Schools/ colleges
  • Ships
  • The military
  • Private catering events

There are a few types of chef jobs. These are:

  • Apprentice/ trainee chef. This can also be called a commis chef.
  • Section chef. This can also be called a chef de partie.
  • Sous chef. This is the second-in-command chef.
  • Head chef. This can also be called an executive chef or a chef du cuisine.

Each of these types of chef jobs have different tasks. You can read up on what different chef jobs are here.

In general, a chef job may involve:

  • Planning menus
  • Ordering and quality controlling ingredients and kitchen equipment
  • Managing budgets
  • Prepping meat and fish for cooking
  • Cleaning and prepping other ingredients for cooking
  • Cooking food under time pressure
  • Plating up and presenting food
  • Maintaining hygiene, health and safety and licensing laws
  • Working as part of a kitchen team

Chef work is physical. You may spend a lot of time on your feet.

You may have to work early mornings, late nights, weekends and bank holidays.

If you want to apply for a chef job, you might need the following:

  • Kitchen experience and training
  • The right to work in the UK

Qualifications aren’t essential, but can help. These can include a degree, a college diploma or an apprenticeship.

You can be promoted to a junior chef job from a kitchen assistant job.

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