Head Chef

Job Title: Head Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Salary: Up to £43000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: J5707_1679501606
Contact Name: Shaun Highfield
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Job Description

We are currently looking for a head chef to lead the kitchen at a very prestigious Independent school whilst working with the exec head chef alongside the general manager in this stunning independant school on the outskirts of Watford.
For the head chef your hours are predominately Monday to Friday,straight day shifts , but will include working the odd weekend and the odd evening for events, so some flexibility is required to meet the business requirements.

As the head Chef you will be working for a busy contract catering company who expect the highest standards. You will be providing catering services for hospitality, banqueting events and functions as well as the daily breakfast , lunch service for the pupils. This role will suit a existing head chef who is looking to come into contract catering or somebody who is simply looking for a new challenge with a new company.

This an independent school that caters for 1100 pupils daily .Your role will be to oversee with the daily operation and manage the kitchen brigade whilst working closely with the exec head chef and a team of around 6 chefs, Ideally somebody who has had the exposure previously and somebody who is capable of planning the menus with an eye on what is happening on the high St. A commercial background would be an advantage.

some key details :
Salary £43k for 48 weeks
To lead a team of 6 chefs and 4 porters
Catering for 1200 pupils – Core feeding with some hospitality

You will be:

*Passionate about food and great service
*A sous Chef minimum
*Enthusiastic and flexible
*Innovative and creative
*Motivated by delivering excellence
*Ideally qualified to NVQ level 1 and 2 in Professional cookery
*Someone with an eye for to detail
*Knowledgeable and compliant with latest legislation on Health & Safety
*Required to clear a DBS check (data barring service – previously CRB check)

If you feel that the above-mentioned details meet your skills and experience and the role is of interest to you, please send over your up to date CV in a word document.

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Shaun Highfield
Associate Consultant

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