Ref. 15489

Head Chef

  • Location: Darlington, England
  • Salary: £14.44 - £14.44 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are seeking a creative and experienced Head Chef to join our kitchen staff in Darlington, UK.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the culinary production of our restaurant and will be expected to deliver high-quality dishes that meet both our standards and those of our customers.

This contract is until 1st Jan 2024 and will be 37 hours per week. 


Pay Rate:

£14.44 Per Hour 



  • Direct and oversee all kitchen operations, maintaining agreed-upon standards for food preparation, cooking, presentation, and clean-up.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations, including sanitary and food safety guidelines.

  • Implement and document food hygiene practices, including Cooksafe and related audits.

  • Review, evaluate, and develop products and services to ensure quality and value.

  • Manage inventory, order stock, and control food supplies per departmental procedures.

  • Create, maintain, and improve preparation and service systems to meet health regulations.

  • Uphold the Employees’ Code of Conduct and ensure team awareness of obligations.

  • Fulfill health and safety management responsibilities for a safe working environment.



  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (Essential)
  • Approximately 3 years’ experience within a catering function (Essential)
  • Approximately 2 years’ experience of supervisory management (Essential)
  • Approximately 3 years’ experience of menu completion and costing (Essential)
  • Experience in function catering and working with both specialist and fresh produce (Essential)
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety issues (Essential)
  • Experience dealing with complaints and interpreting legislation (Essential)

Working with Seven Social Care:

We have been helping social care professionals find exciting new roles for almost a decade, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with over 300 five-star reviews, multiple awards and amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting at lightning speed, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, please visit our website where our amazing candidate support team will be more than happy to help.