UK – Chef Jobs

Put your culinary experience to work
6 months - forever

With our network of UK Chef Jobs you can hit the ground running when you arrive in the UK, with a job and accommodation sorted for you. We work with hundreds of well-known UK gastro style pubs that focus on serving up delicious, sustainable, locally sourced meals.

British pubs are always on the hunt for talented and experienced chefs to join their teams. Whether you’ve got years of culinary experience under your belt already, or you’re fresh out of culinary schooling and looking to get into the industry, we can find the right pub employer for you!

We sort everything for you

Looking for a job and accommodation when you arrive can take all the fun out of your trip. Let us connect you to our network of pubs. This way you can have both a chef job offer and accommodation.

We’ll take care of every aspect of your move to ensure you’ll be earning the pound and living the dream before you know it!

Save your earnings and travel

The best part about our live-in chef jobs is that you’ll save money on rent that you can spend to travel the UK and Europe. From as low as £70 per week you can enjoy a fully furnished room with access everything you need. Plus, there’s no bonds or upfront costs. Rent in the UK can be high, so this is the best way to save what you earn and spend it on travel and going out. We have UK Chef Jobs in England, Scotland and Wales. 

Who are we looking for?

If you’re 18-35, eligible for a UK work visa or UK/Irish passport, have trained or worked as a chef and are ready for the most exciting, life-changing experience then we want to hear from you. We have live-in chef jobs across the UK and some London jobs available. If you need further information on visa eligibility feel free to contact us or get in touch with our partners at Restless World. 

What’s included?

  • A full-time, live-in UK hospitality job confirmed for you!
  • Multiple different job matches offered to you to choose from
  • Dedicated Working Holiday Manager
  • Personalised guidance on your UK YMS visa or UK Ancestry visa application
  • Personal Travel Agent to book flights and secure you discounts on Tours (Contiki/Topdeck) and Insurance
  • Welcome Pack delivered to your home address before departure with a UK Sim card, plus extra goodies!
  • SIM Card with discounted UK plans including unlimited DATA
  • Affordable live-in accommodation provided by your employer
  • Full-time hours guaranteed (on average, 38-48 per week), with 2 days off per week to travel and explore
  • Guidance on setting up a UK Bank Account
  • Information on how to register for NHS health cover in the UK.
  • Details on how to get up a National Insurance Number
  • Support on registering with a local UK Doctor for all your medical needs
  • Discounts on Money Transfers from your home country to UK GBP.
  • Ongoing support from our team
  • Discounts on future job placements & relocations (conditions apply)
Need more information? Contact us.
Enquiry Form - UK

Important Program Information



The total cost of the placement with UK Pub Co is just $890. Payment schedule and options can be found below.

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Positions available year-round.



6 months until forever! Once you’ve started you can stay as long as like.


Hours and wage

You’ll be working full time hours of approx. 40-50 hours per week. The salary depends on the position which we will discuss with you at your offer stage.

Want to speak to our team? Book in a meeting with us here for a time that suits you.

Application and Programme Fees

The total cost of the program is just $890. If you want to go ahead with the program, you meet with us first to discuss your options and eligibility before making your decision.  Once accepted, you only pay half of the program cost as a deposit ($445). The remaining balance is only payable six weeks prior to your intended departure date, or at the time a job offer has been finalised – whichever comes first.

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Applicants for our UK Pub Job program must:

  • Between 18-35 years of age
  • Eligible to apply for and receive a UK work visa
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality
  • English fluency required
  • Strong kitchen experience in a chef or sous-chef role
  • Qualified chef training/education
  • No serious criminal or traffic offences

How The UK Pub Co. works

Apply online

Send us your application online with your hospitality background and right to work in the UK. It’s as simple as that!

Chat with us

We’ll give you a call to discuss your preferences,  placement options & tell you more about the program.

Offer accepted

We put forward your application with partner pubs. It’s up to you to accept the offer.

Take off

Our in-house travel team can assist with flights, advice, insurance & visas for a smooth start to your Working Holiday.


Vital ingredient!
Our Global HQ is available + our travel team for travel ideas + your country manager.

What to expect

You’ll be working full time hours of approx. 40-50 hours per week whilst developing your skills in a fast paced environment, plus experience working abroad is always an attention grabber on any CV. You’ll be guaranteed two days off a week, you can be sure that you’ll get the most out of your time in the UK and be able to splash some cash on trips away.

We offer the cheapest rent in the UK at around £10GBP per day! Accommodation includes laundry, kitchen, fully furnished rooms, wifi etc, we don’t charge any move-in bonds or deposits, plus you won’t have any travel costs as you’ll be living on site (does it get any better?!) Couples will have a double room, whilst singles will enjoy their own private room (depending on location)

As a staff member you’ll be well looked after with meal/food discounts (usually discounted up to 80% or free), the chance to stay as long as you like following your 6 month minimum period, tax & National Insurance deductions of £40-50GBP per week, plus the chance to make new friends from around the globe as you all settle into life in the UK.

Need more information? Contact us.
Enquiry Form - UK

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We know you’ll have an amazing time working and living in the UK. The energetic nightlife, historic culture and mix of nationalities ensures there’s something for everyone. Take a look at our video for a snapshot of what your adventure could be like!

Excellence all round!
Hamish Whyte
My girlfriend and I were a bit worried about making the big move to the UK. Unsure about accommodation and job prospects and what we would do when we got to the UK. We decided to go with the UK Pub Co to help us with the move and have never regretted it. From the initial phone call the service has been amazing. We had a job and accommodation sorted within a week of applying. Put our minds at ease. After being at our little country pub for 8 months we are again using the Pub Co for another job. Cannot recommend the service enough.
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