How much do grill chefs in London get paid?

Grill chefs in London earn

£10.27-18.24 per hour

Based on 75 employee reviews

Grill chef salaries can range between £10.27-18.24 per hour in the London area. This data is based on quiz results from 75 employees who live in and around London.

What do top employers pay grill chefs?

Who are the worst grill chef employers?

  1. Jurys Inn
  2. TGI Fridays
  3. Zizzi

How are people paid?

by the hour
an annual salary

Based on 75 employees

What contracts are people on?

30% report having zero hours contracts.
6% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
28% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
35% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 113 employees

What do grill chefs 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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