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Chef Jobs Oxford

The catering and hospitality sector in Oxford

  • Head chef salary (July 2019) in Oxford: £34,445.61 a year / £16.56 per hour
  • Sous chef salary (July 2019) in Oxford: £27.691.60 a year / £13.31 per hour
  • Chef de partie salary (July 2019) in Oxford £23,642.20 a year / £11.37 per hour

World-class academic institutions. Picnics by the Thames. Bustling cafes and restaurants. With its ancient colleges, classical architecture, fascinating museums and verdant green spaces, few cities in Britain are quite as picturesque as Oxford.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or scholar to make it big in this university city, however. From fine-dining eateries and traditional boozers to neighbourhood bistros and craft beer bars, Oxford has it all when it comes to food and drink.

According to our most recent data, kitchen roles in Oxford have higher salaries than the national average. A head chef can expect to take home up to £35,000 a year, while a sous chef earns around £27,500. There are also a host of hotel kitchens, university canteens and multi-purpose venues in which catering and hospitality workers can earn their stripes.

For those looking to stay on top of their game and get ahead in our industry, Oxford has many opportunities for training and development. A number of industry-recognised courses are available to chefs working in the area, including Oxford Brookes University’s popular Cookery School

Oxford is a sophisticated, diverse city that effortlessly combines a rich heritage with a thirst for innovation. For talented catering and hospitality professionals, few places offer so many opportunities for career progression. With countless high-quality establishments to choose from, including quirky cocktail bars and ye olde English gastropubs, there’s never been a better time to move to the city of dreaming spires.

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