Head Chef

Recruit Hospitality Ltd
£30,000 - £39,999
03 May 2018
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Catering and hospitality business, with a diverse portfolio of business activities is looking to appoint a Head Chef to head up and manage their kitchens and food production teams.

This opportunity will suit a senior Chef who is also a great manager of people, can control costs and knows how to generate profits.

The hours here are a close to 9 – 5 as you can get for a Chef!

About the job

  • Assist the directors with the running of the business
  • Preparing and cooking food to a high standard
  • Management of two remote kitchens and a production unit
  • Recruiting, training and developing staff
  • Negotiate with suppliers on quality and cost
  • Stock, cost and profit responsibilities
  • Cook, on occasion for private diners
  • Kitchen management
  • Help with menu control and specials development
  • Stock control and ordering
  • Ensure full compliance with food safety legislation and requirements

The ideal candidate

  • Head Chef with varied experience (hotels, restaurants etc)
  • Excellent cooking and organisational skills
  • Demonstrable profit and loss expertise
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Used to working with quality-based suppliers
  • Customer focused – ability to exceed customer expectations
  • Effective communication skills (both back and front of house)
  • Able to lead and train junior members of staff
  • Organised and calm under pressure
  • Knowledge of food hygiene regulations
  • Should already have the legal right to work in the UK / EU and ideally be living in the UK (for interview attendance purposes)

Salary and benefits

  • £28,000 to £35,000pa
  • 28 days paid holiday
  • Contributory Pension
  • 2 weekends off per month
  • Sensible working hours
  • Live out (assistance available in finding accommodation)

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