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Head Chef

As Head chef you’re as close to a superhero as it gets in the kitchen. Everyone in the team, from the kitchen porter to the sous chef, looks to you for inspiration  and you’ll have to hold your own with the front of house restaurant team too.

To be blunt, your menus will set the tone for the restaurant, and the quality and pricing of the food you produce could arguably make or break the business.  You will exhibit culinary talents and personally perform tasks while leading the team and managing all food related functions to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced.

If you’re someone who hits the ground running at every shift, enjoys the fast pace of the kitchen and can consistently produce top quality dishes under pressure. If you’re a born leader who relishes taking responsibility for the running of the kitchen but also knows when and how to delegate, has a  warm, cuddly side and an unstoppable talent for creating new dishes and menus – we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

Overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen
Creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes ensuring variety and quality
Determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering
Liaising with purchasing companies for food orders
Maintaining or raising the profit margins on food
Managing, training and recruiting a team of chefs
Responsible for ensuring the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines

Key Personal Attributes

Excellent cooking skills
An understanding of produce and ingredients
The ability to write menus that are both creative and profitable
Fair and firm management abilities
Strong administration skills
Creative and innovative
Hands-on approach in all operational aspects
Excellent communication skills
Possess initiative and be self motivated

 email cv to:  adele@eltermere.co.uk 

 

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