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How to hire a chef with Coople

With Coople, you can hire chefs with a variety of specialisations and experience levels. These include head chefs, sous chefs, chefs de partie, commis chefs, prep chefs, pastry chefs, and many more.

To help you find the skilled candidates you need, we’ve provided a chef job description template below. You can use this template in your job postings to hire a chef on the Coople platform.

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To hire a chef for your role, it is important to provide a clear and comprehensive chef job description with realistic expectations. Providing the relevant information in the job description will allow candidates to determine whether this job is the right fit for them.

A good job description should include the following information:

How does your kitchen operate? What are the responsibilities of a chef in your restaurant?

For example:
  • Are you hiring a chef to prepare à la carte food?
  • Are you hiring a chef to prepare dishes for and refill a buffet?
  • Will the chef interact with diners?
  • How large is the team?
  • Are you hiring a chef for a specific task or as a generalist?
  • Will this role involve management tasks and delegation?

If you need more details about the usual chef profiles, including salaries, we invite you to read the official national descriptions.

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Which chef skills are you hiring for?

Soft skills:
  • Ability to work independently and/or as a team member
  • Ability to work in a standing position for an extended period of time
  • Ability to delegate
Experience levels:
  • No previous experience needed
  • At least X years’ experience working in kitchens or working in a particular role
  • Experienced head chef, sous chef, sushi chef, fry chef, roast chef, pastry chef, etc.
  • Experience with a particular cuisine (e.g. Mexican, Japanese)
  • Specific technical skills (e.g. specific cooking techniques or use of equipment)
  • Food hygiene certificate

What chef applicants should expect and prepare for if they get hired.

This could include:
  • Chef uniform and/or safety shoes are required and need to be provided by workers
  • Description of the team this chef is hired into
  • Potential for a more permanent or even full-time position
Cleaning dishes in the restaurant's kitchen
Providing this information increases your chances that only the right candidates apply. This will save you time when you make hiring choices. More importantly, when you give our candidates the information they need to succeed, they will be very motivated to do a great job.

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