Head Chef

Annesley Gandon
35000.00 - 37000.00 GBP Annual
20 Nov 2023
18 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
We are searching for a talented and motivational Head Chef to join our team. Working on a 5-star holiday home & lodge park, you will be responsible for managing the kitchen for a 100 plus cover Bar & Restaurant.

Ensuring, the quality of the food production, profitability, and hygiene within the department, are maintained to the highest level at all times. To display passion and drive on a daily basis, thriving to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding service consistently.

You will mirror these qualities and inspire your team to go above and beyond in their duties. You will work closely with the Food & Beverage Manager helping to create an unrivalled experience for all our customers, bringing innovative ideas to the company. Together you will also strive to meet, and ideally surpass, service and financial targets set.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the efficient running of the kitchen, ensuring you have adequate team in place each day to cover all aspects of your department
  • Being in a hands-on role which requires attention to detail and a positive work attitude
  • Ensuring food is prepped daily ready for service and team are equipped to deliver impeccable and well-presented meals
  • Preparing meal orders, ensuring excellent presentation and standards are achieved consistently
  • Check and approve all dishes prior to front of house team taking them
  • Working tirelessly to produce quality meals in a timely manner, ensuring customers aren t waiting long periods for their food
  • Communicating with the bar & restaurant team, ensuring they are aware of any change to the menu and have the relevant information to deliver 5-star service
  • Ensuring the upkeep of the kitchen, including stock rotation, deep cleans etc Monitoring of stock control, ensuring sales are not hindered by lack of stock and GP s are met by portion control
  • Regularly examining the P&L accounts for your department, ensuring invoices are accurately allocated
  • Maintaining and improving the targeted GP% for food Contributing towards sales performance
  • Working with suppliers to ensure the food ordered and delivered is high quality and in keeping with our 5-star ethos
  • Having the availability to design, alter and create a menu aimed at our customer base in conjunction with the other parks chefs and offerings
  • Complying with all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene regulations and using our company system PRIME Safety to log data relating to this
  • Ensuring Health & Safety and company procedures are enforced, and team are informed of these policies
  • HR related procedures, such as recruitment, timesheets, performance appraisals etc.
  • Developing your team s skills, sharing knowledge and aiding them to increase their technical ability
  • Holding regular team meetings, keeping your team informed of how the department is performing

Essential Requirements:

  • Professional Head Chef with proven experience of excellent cooking skills and a great understanding of the industry
  • Self-motivated and committed to delivering excellent service
  • Food & Hygiene certification, level 3 or above
  • 5-star personal presentation
  • A friendly and approachable personality
  • A full UK driving licence is essential due to the location of the park
  • Experience in gastro style fresh food service
  • First Aid Qualifications and COSHH preferred but not essential
This is a full time permanent role, on the receipt of successful references, completion of a 6 month probationary period and where applicable a satisfactory DBS Check. The role will involve working evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays and will include a minimum of 45 hours per week. Pension and 31 days holiday per year including Bank Holidays.

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