Head Chef

Job Title: Head Chef
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: J6085_1684167274
Contact Name: Shaun Highfield
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Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Head Chef to work for this national contract catering company. The ideal Head Chef will have a passion for fresh food, an eye for detail and a firm but fair management style that is key to this post. Strong craft skills are essential. Ideally you will have relative background experience. Overseeing a large team of 20 chefs and an overall 25 kitchen brigade within this recently refurbished kitchen. This role will suit an existing head chef with staff restaurant experience and a person who is established within cooking to a large volume for a breakfast and lunch service. The head chef should be aware of current trends and a person who is passionate about delivering grab an go, theme counters along with street foods latest trends.

For the head chef this role is working Monday to Friday 7am-4pm with some flexibility required.

Head Chef Role Purpose:

  • Managing staff.
  • Controlling a tight budget.
  • Attending training courses, as required
  • Stock taking.
  • Ordering and inducting new staff.

Essential Qualifications & Experience Needed To Be The Head Chef:

  • A proven track record as a Head Chef with the experience of managing the day to day challenges.
  • Individual will need to be fully qualified 706/2 or equivalent.
  • Previous experience providing high quality food service in a Health and Welfare environment.
  • Must have excellent cooking skills in both presentation and taste
  • Must be reliable and have attention to detail
  • You should be an IT proficient.
  • You must be a self-motivated individual
  • You must have excellent people management skills and be able to motivate your team.
  • Be proactive and ensure innovation through team and service.
  • You will be an ambassador for customer service ensuring all customer needs are met.
  • Ideally you will have been a Head Chef within contract catering in the Blue Chip or in head office style B&I contracts and above all else have the drive to deliver excellence of service.

If this role is of interest please forward your CV.

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Shaun Highfield
Associate Consultant

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