Head Chef - Oxfordshire

Peach Pub Company
14 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Head Chef - Oxfordshire

Rewards and Benefits

Partnership options
Live in accommodation (subject to position)
Fun and Professional work environment
Christmas day off
8 shifts over 5 days
Extra shift allowance
25% off when you eat in any Peach Pub
Peach Pathway - role specific training program
Quarterly chef day invite
Support and encouragement to ensure you achieve your goals, ambitions, awards and qualifications
Funded compliance training
Free food on shift
Peach Adventure Days, learning more about The Good Stuff we serve e.g. Jimmy Butlers Pigs, Scallop fishing, Laverstoke Mozzarella
Performance related incentives, for you and your team
Flexibility to move within the group
Invite to Peach Fest, our yearly Team Festival, with live music, DJ's food and drink, fancy dress and camping
Child Care Vouchers

Outline of Role Expectations

As Head Chef you will be accountable for all areas of the kitchen. You'll be creative and passionate about food and relish the opportunity to work with great seasonal produce and highest quality ingredients from across the UK. As a natural leader you'll inspire and manage the more junior members of the team and will be organised in your approach to their development.

As well as motivating the kitchen team, you will enthuse and share your knowledge during Front of House daily briefings. In line with our culture and with a number of open kitchens throughout Peach, you'll have the ability to stay calm when the pressure mounts.

We expect high standards in all our kitchens so you'll be able to demonstrate full knowledge of a wide range of cooking methods as expected at this level and be confident creating premium dishes and executing daily specials.

Here's a taste of our 'Food Rules' and some of our Food Heroes to give a better understanding of Peach:

We believe in Honest Plates of Food that are pleasing to the eye. Dishes that show the skill, care & pride that went into it.
We run busy Gastropubs, serving lots of dishes at pace. That means three or four good things, not ten processes.Keep it simple and do it well.
Our Heroes: Rowley Leigh, Simon Hopkinson, Peter Gordon, Yotam Ottolenghi, Gary Rhodes, Raymond Blanc, Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallJamie Oliver & Tom Kerridge

Day to day:

Negotiating with suppliers and driving quality, and strengthen relationships
Produce menus to standard, running the kitchen to holding the brigade to account
Organise and hold meetings for team, good communicator and inspirer
Using food and cleaning order sheets to avoid running of or accumulating stock
Demonstrate understanding of seasons
Writing of specials
Understanding of food cost and achievement of GP
Ensure HACCAP and all legal documents are accurate and up to date
Ability to write rota to ensure staffing levels are correct and wage cost is achieved
Ensure an organised kitchen, with accurate MEP sheets
Knowledge of relevant kitchen language, ingredients cost and selling price
Live the Peach Values

Peach People

In Peach we believe Great Hosting and Serving the Good Stuff is an art and we strive to achieve that every day in all of our pubs, we want to be the best place in town.

Whether you are kick starting your career in Hospitality or perfecting the skills you already have, Peach is the place for you.

We have won 'Best Employers in Hospitality' 5 years in a row, as voted by our teams, so we must be doing something right!

It's a Peachy World. Together we work hard, play hard and share the rewards.