Head Chef - Teddington, London
Overview We're noisy about food. We taste it, try it, argue about it and when it's exactly right we enjoy it. When we opened the first Carluccio's in 1999 our aim was to provide this love for authentic Italian food with a memorable experience to all our guests. The aim remains the same today. Over the years we have grown to over 100 restaurants, with a plan to open another 10 restaurants a year.....and keep on doing what we love. What will I do You'll need to be an experienced, highly skilled chef, used to heading up a busy kitchen cooking fresh food to order. At Carluccio's we put enormous care into perfecting our recipes, sourcing great ingredients and training up our kitchen teams so that our customers can enjoy the most delicious Italian food, freshly made every day in every one of our restaurants. The Head Chef is key to our ability to deliver on this promise, ensuring that every dish - from focaccia bread to fresh pasta, panna cotta to risotto - is cooked perfectly to our specification, with the utmost dedication to food hygiene and food safety. To achieve this, you'll not only need to be a great chef, who thrives in a busy kitchen environment, you'll also need to be an inspirational leader; encouraging, developing and getting the best from your team, while working closely with the General Manager and Front of House. What will I need Carluccio's will help you enhance your skills by offering you fantastic support, training and development. Our bespoke induction will give you the confidence, expertise and experience you need to run your own Carluccio's kitchen, teaching you everything you need to know about our ingredients, our suppliers, our recipes, our specifications and our proven way of doing things. You'll learn alongside fellow chefs, not just at our very own cook school in Islington, but also at the celebrated ICIF in Piemonte, Italy, which you'll visit to help you master the authentic Italian way of preparing our delicious dishes. Benefits include regular training courses at our training academy, Chef of the Year competitions, meals while on duty, a 20% discount on our deli produce and discounts when eating at our restaurants. You'll also be entitled to 28 days' holiday, and eligible for a performance-related bonus of up to GBP6,000.