Signature Group
May 6, 2022
Job Type


Operations Support Chef

Independent Bar/Restaurant Group Edinburgh

£37,000 per annum plus bonus scheme

Preferably based in Glasgow or Edinburgh with a willingness to travel

Contract for 45 hours a week, 4 or 5 days per week ensure key shifts are supported. Permanent, Full Time

Full training and development provided

Progression opportunities - new venue openings and promotions

We Serve Happiness!

Signature Group are hiring for an Operations Support Chef to support our teams across Edinburgh and Glasgow. We offer competitive pay and benefits at venues across Scotland working for one of Scotland’s leading independent hospitality businesses.

About Us 

We are an award-winning independent bar and restaurant business based in central Edinburgh with businesses in multiple locations around Scotland.

Our 21 venues cover gastro pubs, stylish bars, excellent pub grub and high-end destination dining.

Seasonal menus driven by our team are at the heart of what we do. We are supported by our own brewed craft beers, fresh cocktails and individual drinks offer.

Our venues are unique and no two are the same.

About You

  • Reporting to the Group Executive Chef, you will inspire & support our Back of House teams.
  • Minimum 5 years of Head Chef experience (required) and 8 years of Chef experience (preferred)
  • Ability to follow and enforce company specifications and hygiene standards
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong team leader
  • Driven individual who always wants to push boundaries and hit targets
  • Someone who can always train and elevate the level of our kitchen teams
  • Must have own transport, travel costs re-imbursed

Extra benefits

Extra benefits: Paid breaks, staff discount ranging from 25% to 50%; 25% Cold Town Beer discount (that’s ours!), 25% Edinburgh’s Flavour online discount, assisted travel home, free food on shift, flexible working, monetary rewards available weekly, annual staff party, an extra days holiday for your birthday, plus extra annual leave days are awarded at 3/5 and 10 year service intervals, and if that’s not enough we offer a generous scheme for referring friends for jobs (up to £1000!)

Key Responsibilities

  • Reactive hands-on kitchen support for our Back of House teams
  • Monitor and maintain kitchen standards by regular auditing to ensure all kitchen trade safely
  • Quick reaction to non-compliance, hygiene results or poor gp’s%
  • Conduct periodic site visits to discuss mystery customer visits and direct feedback, monitor stock control & staffing challenges
  • Complete understanding of all internal system with a problem-solving initiative
  • Support with the Implementation of our internal development programme for our Kitchen teams, which allows us to motivate, train and develop a strong internal succession plan
  • In times of mechanical, breakdown or power failures, being able to cope with high pressure and complex situations.
  • Flexible and able to problem solve during out of hours and inconvenient times whilst maintaining clear lines of communication with the Group Executive Chef

How to apply

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, apply today by sending in your CV along with a cover letter telling us why you think you would be a great fit for the role.

All candidates must have the right to unrestricted employment in the UK and hold a valid National Insurance Number and UK bank account to be considered for this role.

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