The culinary world of Manchester is thriving. More and more renowned chefs are relocating to the vibrant city in the North West and building up their businesses there. With new bars and clubs opening, the city is growing and has become an exciting place for everyone. Find the right chef job in Manchester for you, here.
Where to work:
Over 1500 restaurants offer a wide range of dining choices. Fine-dining restaurants, The French and Manchester House, among others, opened their doors in the most buzzing part of the city - Deansgate. Until now no Michelin stars have shimmered in the city but testers have definitely been there. The absence of stars might well change soon.
There are various opportunities to find a chef job in Manchester. The average wages for head chef jobs are around £20,000 - £25,000. (Comparison to London: around £30,000)
There are a number of agencies in Manchester all offering chef jobs, a quick search of Google will show you exactly how many but here are top five: Berkeley Scott, HtE Recruitment, Absolute Hospitality Recruitment, Chefsxpress Ltd and Relief Chef UK.
Advice from chefs in Manchester:
Adam Reid, head chef at The French, said: "Manchester is a big enough city to have a lot going on. It is very vibrant, it's interesting and there is lots of stuff happening. It is up and coming! But it's not too big so you won't be lost in the melee, like London where you are just one of a trillion people. In Manchester you have got the chance to stand out a little bit.” Aiden Byrne, head chef at The Church Green, thinks Manchester is a great place to work. He said: "What I like about Manchester is that it's a city that is about to explode into the culinary world. It's been held back for quite some time for one reason or another and I think there is a real attraction and interest in Manchester at the moment. If you want a job in a restaurant, phone the restaurant up and find out if they've got a job available. Rather than going via the agencies that should be a last resort for both parties.”