Kitchen Manager / Chef - (Peterborough)

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Competitive salary
10 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Kitchen Manager / Chef

LOCATION: Manton, Rutland


SALARY & BENEFITS: Competitive and will depend on skills and experience. Not only does our client offer competitive salaries but they hold an excellent reputation for staff retention, share of gratuities, 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) and a contributory pension scheme.

WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week with two full days off per week.

THE COMPANY: Our client, based in Manton, Rutland, is an award winning privately owned freehouse located in the idyllic village of Manton on the south shore of Rutland Water. Our client is a small family business of over 16 years with two freehold sites in Rutland who pride themselves on not only meeting but exceeding their customer’s expectation’s. The recent award winning pub offers all the charm and character of a traditional country inn. The open fires, stone floors and low beams along with a wide choice of locally sourced home cooked food, fine wines and real ales will ensure that your visit will be a memorable occasion just waiting
to be recaptured. They are now on the lookout for a Kitchen Manager / Chef to join their existing team.

THE ROLE: A fully hands on chef role providing support to the existing kitchen team, by assisting with menu planning and the implementation of new menus and monthly specials. As part of the role you will also aid with the development of the kitchen brigade and ensure a smooth and consistent delivery across all service times.

Key Responsibilities of Kitchen Manager / Chef to include:-
• To ensure the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen. • To promote and maintain good working relationships throughout the kitchen team and with FOH.
• To oversee the day to day activities of the team and their delegated duties. To develop the team to be competent in all sections of the kitchen.
• To work with the Operations Manager and kitchen brigade to design and develop seasonal menu’s and monthly specials, using local, seasonal products wherever possible.
• Mentor, coach and train staff to prepare, cook and serve dishes to high standards of quality, presentation and standardisation.
• Lead by example, maintaining a high level of personal hygiene and ensuring that the team maintains a high level of workplace hygiene and manage the weekly cleaning programme. Follow all equipment and manufacturer’s instructions and COSHH regulations
• To ensure compliance of all food hygiene regulations in line with Safer Food, Better Business.
• As part of the team, to prepare, cook and serve all meals within the menu.
• To manage all stock to ensure a minimum food gross profit target, maximising quality and minimising wastage.
• Source and negotiate competitive prices with suppliers.
• To check all deliveries upon receipt for quality and quantity.
• To ensure you and your team, comply with all Health and Safety and Fire Regulations. Maintain a safe and tidy environment.
• To ensure that the food gross profit targets are met
• To adhere to all legal requirements and maintain general cleanliness of the Kitchen.
• Other reasonable duties assigned by the Operations Manager/Proprietor as required.

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate should have experience of working in a similar environment and be used to high volume, cooked to order catering. A team player with excellent communication skills who is comfortable working under pressure during peak trading periods.This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced head chef looking for the opportunity to work as part of a small dedicated team in a beautiful rural location.

Key experience essential for the role of Kitchen Manager / Chef based in Manton, Rutland:
• Will live within a commutable distance of the Rutland area
• Will have previous experience working in a similar environment / role

Our client is willing to consider interested applicants from the following areas: Peterborough, Corby, Melton Mowbray, Stamford and the Rutland and surrounding areas

Does this sound like you? If yes and you would like to apply for the Kitchen Manager / Chef position then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.