Head Chef

14 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Head Chef - High End Restaurant and Bar
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: GBP40,000 + Bonuses

** In order to be considered for this role, you must have strong fresh food and banqueting! Due to the location, you must also be a driver and have a car. **

Our client, a stylish high end restaurant and bar is looking for a highly-skilled, hands-on, passionate and creative Head Chef with strong fresh food and high-volume experience to assist in the running of their popular operation based in the Whalley area. With an extensive menu showcasing their collection of mouth-watering dishes created from fresh locally sourced produce along with additional daily specials, not to mention a delicious selection of cocktails and alcoholic drinks, this operation boasts a strong base of regular clientele with some coming from afar and wide for repeat experiences.

You will be a natural leader, get a real kick out of coaching, developing your team (individually and as a team) leading them on to even greater success! As this is a hands-on Head Chef role, you will need to enjoy the buzz of leading an established kitchen with different personalities, creative minds, leading from the front whilst motivating and getting the best out of an established team.

It would be an advantage if you were quite tech-savvy to an extent and able to use the latest software packages for the likes of ordering, GP control and team rostering - though you will be able to delegate these types of tasks in order to develop your team.

The successful Head Chef will have a talent for driving brigades of chefs increasing quality and consistency, sales and revenue. You will need an organised and consultative approach, have a good business and financial acumen all whilst ensuring that customer satisfaction and quality standards are of paramount priority.

The culture is really key to the success of the operation. With this in mind you should be an incredible motivator, trainer, coach and manager of people. You should hold your brigade's progression as paramount to their continued growth as a team and as individuals, which can only help the business to thrive.

This can only be achieved through consistently delivering the exceptional experience for all customers with the highest standard of service, quality and safety.

Required Experience:

* Solid hands-on Head Chef experience in a quality, high-volume fresh food restaurant environment.

* Strong banqueting, fresh food experience and a passion for locally sourced produce.

* Experience of leading, motivating, training and developing a team of different personalities, levels of creativity and skillsets.

* Some financial knowledge (GPs, revenue, quality/portion control) or at least a knowledge of the impact it has on the business

* Have a calm and controlled management style with the ability to train, motivate and inspire a small team.

* Experience of managing a small brigade.

* A great personality - fun, passionate, charismatic, enthusiastic, people-focused and adaptable to all personalities.

* A great communicator - excellent at developing relationships with the kitchen team, front of house team, senior management and others involved

Should you be successful, you will benefit from:

* A fantastic salary

* Excellent training and development opportunities

* A dynamic, changing and developing company

This is a quality company with an excellent reputation and offers great scope for future development.
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