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Head Chef

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Contact Centers

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Luke Foley

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


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  • Client:


Our client is looking for an experienced and talented head chef to join their kitchen team. You must be fully flexible, willing to work between 5am and 11pm, and have a minimum of 1 year experience in a Head Chef position, preferably in a similar environment.
Main responsibilities
• Adapts to any specific requests made by guests
• Is regularly available in the dining room
• Heeds any remarks made by guests
• Makes suggestions for tailor-made services on offer at the hotel"
Professional techniques / Production
• Is jointly responsible for ensuring respect of job descriptions • Organises and
supervises food preparations in line with the occupancy and consumption forecasts
• Prepares dishes and/or supervises preparation
• Supervises the different sections of the kitchen: production of hot and cold dishes,
patisserie, dishwashing etc
• In conjunction with the Sous Chef and F&B Manager, prepares the menus and à la carte
• Prepares the cooking instructions and ensures they are duly applied
• Oversees the whole workshift: ensures respect of the maximum waiting times defined
by the brand, checks the presentation and temperature of dishes, etc
• Coordinates with restaurant serving staff in order to ensure that service runs smoothly
• Ensures that all information is duly passed on to other departments as appropriate
• Plays an active role in meetings for Heads of Department"
Team management
• Develops team spirit and motivation by creating a good working atmosphere
• Takes part in or validates recruitment
• Organises the welcome and integration of new employees
• Prepares and/or checks the work schedules in line with activity forecasts
• Carries out annual performance appraisals and sets targets for employees
• Prepares the training plan for the department and insures the implementation
• Helps employees improve their skills and provides support for career development
• Applies labour legislation"
Commercial / Sales
• Keeps track of trends in the restaurant market • Adapts the offer to suit changing
customer expectations
• Regularly assesses the quality of services based on guests' remarks and quality audits
• Keeps informed of developments in competitor hotels
• Maintains excellent relations with suppliers
• In conjunction with the F&B Manager, positions the pricing policy to suit the market"
Management and administration
• Prepares the department's annual budget in line with hotel strategy • Orders
merchandise in compliance with the group's purchasing policy (REGAL), giving priority to
orders via ACCORSHOP
• Manages stocks and supplies
• Organises the department to suit need and optimises headcount to improve ""prime
• Respects the productivity ratios as budgeted
• Carries out inventories, inputs data and explains consumption differences
• With the team, is continually looking for ways to improve costs and ratios while
maintaining the high standard of service
• Is actively involved in end-of-month procedures and justifies any differences"
Hygiene / Personal safety / Environment
• Ensures that the equipment and appliances under his/her responsibility are used
correctly and kept in good condition by kitchen staff • Ensures the respect and due
application of the rules of hygiene in the department (HACCP standards etc) • Sets up an
action plan following the hygiene analysis results and tracks implementation
• Checks that employees' uniforms are clean and in good condition
• Ensures that safety instructions are respected for the use of kitchen equipment
• Applies and ensures application of the hotel's security regulations (in case of fire etc)
• Respects and ensures respect of the hotel's commitments to the ""Environment
Charter"" (saving energy, recycling, sorting waste etc)
• Is responsible for the security of people and property within his/her remit"

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter. This is an immediate start.