Head Chef - The Hare and Hounds - Marple

Hydes Brewery
12 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Could Hydes be on your menu? Do you have excellent standards and enjoy working with fresh food. We may have the perfect role for you.

Here at Hydes, we are not only a pub operator but we also brew our own beer, and have over 150 years of history and heritage.

We are now looking to strengthen our leadership team within the kitchen brigade at the Hare and Hounds, to enhance our strong team, and help us be the best at what we do, serving 'excellence is a habit'

The Site

The Hare and Hounds, is located on Dooley Lane. This historic roadside pub, is very much a destination dining experience. The site has a cosy feel to it, including a dedicated restaurant area. This site hosts regulars as well as tourists, who walk the surrounding areas. There is also an attractive outside area where customers can enjoy the exceptional fresh food dining and variety of drinks on offer

We are now looking to recruit a Head Chef to lead the busy kitchen at this site.

The Role

The role of Head Chef is varied, challenging and fun. We will expect you to have overall responsibility of the kitchen and the brigade. You will undertake recruitment and selection, implement training, inductions and coaching of the kitchen brigade. You will also run the kitchen pass, oversee the level of trade, pre production food levels and analyse the business. You will also develop and turn out mouth-watering dishes with ease, within all sections of the kitchen.

You will be involved in menu development and costings, implementing Health and Safety processes and driving compliance in this area. You will also be responsible for improving and achieving the GP targets for the site as well as managing labour costs.

The Person

With recent senior kitchen experience, in a fresh food environment, you will relish the chance to develop your career. We are therefore looking for someone who can demonstrate the following attributes and skills

Leading the team to ensure a reliable efficient service is delivered
Positive 'can do attitude'
Has the ability to lead a busy kitchen and work safely within all legislations
Has excellent attention to detail and enjoys working to high standards
Able to give clear direction, delegate effectively and adapt to change
Strong decision making skills
Strong organisational skills
Project Management, in particular with menu development, costings and business analyse.
Ability to prepare, cook and present all dishes on the menu and run the pass
Understanding of health and safety processes, training, induction and coaching a team
Recruitment and Selection, appraisals and addressing staffing issues
Understanding of GPs
Managing labour costs

The Benefits

We offer comprehensive training packages, to ensure that you are up to speed with the way we do things. This will include understanding of our menus and beers as well as understanding the culture of the site you will be working in

Career Progression Plans within our estate
Head Chef Bonus Scheme
Up to GBP24,000 per annum
5.6 weeks holiday per year
50% discount card for food at several of our sites, upon completion of Hydes mandatory online training