Stage Listing

Stage Listing - Chef Network

A Stage (pronounced, like so many other culinary terms, with a French accent) is a short period a chef spends in another chef’s kitchen in order to gain new experience or skills or to be exposed to the workings of another kitchen. Traditionally stages have been a vital way for chefs to train and expand their knowledge and skills.

The Stagiaire (chef taking part in the stage) can be anyone from a chef starting out in their career who wants to get a taste for different sectors and types of kitchens, up to head chefs who want the opportunity to learn from their peers.

The Chef Network Stage Listing brings together opportunities in all kinds of kitchens – from Michelin-starred fine-dining to large hotels, workplace catering and cafes, as well as crafts like bakeries, chocolatiers, butchers and more – for chefs of all levels. Its key objective is to promote a spirit of openness and collaboration in the industry; to showcase to trainee chefs the range of jobs available, and to give more experienced chefs the chance to up-skill and expand their knowledge. 

Traditionally stages are brief and unpaid and should be used for purely educational purposes. In general, stagiaires will observe or shadow a member of staff – and the benefits should flow to the stagiaire. However, this list can be used to contact establishments about opportunities for longer formal work placement/internships/traineeships also.  Stages can also provide great opportunities to meet potential future staff members and to showcase what you do.

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Take Part in a Stage - Chef Network


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Chef Network provides this list for informational purposes only. All stage arrangements are to be made directly between the stage host and prospective stagiaire and any terms & conditions relating to the stage should be mutually agreed between these parties. Chef Network does not form party to any agreement between stage host and stagiaires and accepts no liability for any claims, loss or damage arising from the use of information provided here or from any activities arising from it.
Stages are intended for education and learning purposes only. The stagiaire should not be required to undertake any work other than as part of the training.
The stage host should ensure that the stagiaire receives induction training to advise them on health & safety and other relevant workplace policies and procedures. Stage hosts are responsible for the health and safety of stagiaires while on their premises and should check directly with their own insurance company to ensure that their insurance policy covers them for having trainees.