Looking to make your next career move? Considering Chef jobs in Southampton? Holding back because you once read on the internet that nothing ever happens in Southampton? Well if it’s on the internet, it must be true… Right?

Perhaps best known as a university city, Southampton has one of the fastest-growing economies in the UK and therefore is a great place to work according to professional service firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Using data on average house prices (compared to average income), health standards, employment and overall quality of life, PwC creates “The Good Growth for Cities Index. This is a super useful tool if you’re thinking of finding work in a new city.

The truth is, it’s difficult to see the potential of this industrial port, retail hub, transport gateway, student city and cruise ship destination if you’re only exposed to one aspect of what Southampton has to offer.

Whether you’re a Chef de Partie or Head Chef looking for work, read on to find out how you could thrive in this booming city.

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Are you a food lover, Chef?

Meat eaters, vegans, pescatarians or gluten-free – everyone is welcome and catered for. From quick bites, hearty breakfasts and bottomless brunches to afternoon tea, fine dining and pub lunches, Southampton has it all. So, what will it be? A fine dining restaurant in the Ocean Village? A trendy bar and grill on Oxford Street? A live-in chef job at a luxury 4* hotel, or something else entirely? The choice is yours.

Think you’ve got what it takes to earn your money at some of Southampton’s most popular eateries? Give us a call and let us know.


Southampton’s live event and nightlife scene is thriving, and it’s only getting better. Regardless of your taste and preferences, it’s likely that you’ll find something going on that you just can’t miss.

From the Mayflower Theatre to the O2 Academy, pubs and nightclubs to speakeasies and medieval vaults. Yep, you heard us right… Tickets can be bought to see your favourite band, local musicians, DJs, comedians, drag shows and more on pretty much any night of the week. Sometimes you’ll even be left stuck for choice, but is that really a bad problem to have?

Considering event Chef jobs in Southampton? You could be a part of the action, doing what you do best, in various venues around this bustling city.


Southampton is a fantastic city for sports, with its Premier League football club hardly needing an introduction. They pride themselves on competing at the highest level of professional football with a culture which promotes respect, unity, aspiration, innovation and discipline. Whether you’re a Saints supporter or not, the buzzing atmosphere at St Mary’s stadium on match day, and the rest of the city, is arguably unbeatable.

Aside from football, Southampton has a number of great spots for sailing. With the Solent right on your doorstep, you’re in a prime position to view the hundreds of boats during the annual Cowes Week Regatta. Which is always a sight to behold, even if you’re not a sailor yourself.

Last to mention, but most definitely not least, is The Ageas Bowl, home to Hampshire County Cricket Club since 2001. This venue has been known to host the Cricket World Cup, international fixtures, and county fixtures (along with hosting live music events in the off-season!).

Wouldn’t want to miss a match? Why not work at the venue? Click below to get started.


Located on the south coast, nestled between two National Parks, the transport connections Southampton has to offer run the risk of devaluing the city by its own merit. However, it is worth mentioning the excellent rail, road, air and sea connections it has, making it an easily accessible and desired destination.  

But what does that have to do with Chef jobs in Southampton? Well, the beauty of temporary work is the flexibility it has to offer. Now is the time for you to decide the number of hours you clock up.  It is now far easier for you to take time off, hop on a train, plane, car or boat, and visit somewhere new.

Whether you prefer live-in or commutable, weekday or weekend shifts, we’re here to help you find the right assignment to fit your lifestyle. So why not start now?  


Joanne Kernan, Regional Assistant Team Manager, and Chef recruitment extraordinaire (if we do say so ourselves), is the first step to landing your ideal role.

Jo has been working in the hospitality sector since 2005 in the supply of fresh produce. Working directly with chefs in many of the south coasts’ best hotels and restaurants afforded her the opportunity to now work with the Platinum Recruitments Regional division. She now supplies those same chefs, but this time, instead of fresh produce, she offers them quality Temporary and Permanent team members to help support their brigade. 

Not only this, but Jo is our very own Platinum superhero. Jo recently became an Ambassador for The Burnt Chef Project, a not-for-profit organisation set up with the sole intention of eradicating mental health stigma within hospitality. 

Want to speak to Jo about how you can become an agency Chef in Southampton? Give our office a call here, or, alternatively, you can email your CV here

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