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Head Chef

  • Location: Newmarket
  • Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: 7 weeks holiday, 40 hour weeks
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Hospitality
  • Contact: Jonathan Taylor
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  • Contact Phone: 03301 743817
  • Job Ref: SF57666
Are you an experienced Head Chef who thrives in a dynamic Anglo/French restaurant environment? Are you passionate about creating exceptional dishes with fresh ingredients? If your answer is a resounding "yes," then my client has the perfect opportunity for you.

My client, a renowned Anglo/French restaurant, just outside of NEWMARKET, is seeking a talented and creative Head Chef to lead their culinary team. As the Head Chef, you will have the autonomy to craft a menu that showcases your culinary expertise while maintaining the high standards set by the restaurant. Your role will involve overseeing the day-to-day operations of the kitchen, ensuring due diligence in food preparation, implementing efficient stock control and costing procedures, and consistently delivering outstanding dishes.

In this role, you will be responsible for designing and developing innovative menus with a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients. Your creativity and culinary skills will be highly valued as you curate a menu that reflects the restaurant's vision and delights guests with extraordinary flavors. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to manage and lead a team of passionate chefs, providing guidance and fostering a collaborative working environment.
Maintaining strict quality control standards is paramount in this role to ensure exceptional food presentation and taste. You will conduct regular stock checks, monitor inventory levels, and implement cost-effective measures to optimise kitchen operations. Adhering to health and safety regulations and maintaining cleanliness and hygiene throughout the kitchen will also be part of your responsibilities.

  • Generous holiday allowance: Enjoy a generous 7 weeks of annual leave, including the closure of the restaurant during Christmas, New Year, and bank holidays.
  • Menu autonomy: Showcase your creativity and culinary skills by designing and curating your own menus.
  • Work-life balance: Enjoy fixed holidays during key festive periods, allowing you to spend quality time with your loved ones.
  • Career growth opportunities: Join a renowned restaurant and be part of a passionate team dedicated to culinary excellence.

My client takes great pride in its reputation for exceptional cuisine and provides a vibrant and supportive environment for its team members. You will have the opportunity to work alongside talented professionals who share your passion for culinary excellence. The restaurant's commitment to sourcing the finest, freshest ingredients ensures that you'll have access to a wide range of premium products to create outstanding dishes.

If you are an ambitious and experienced Head Chef looking for a new challenge in a prestigious Anglo/French restaurant, my client wants to hear from you! Join their team and be part of a culinary journey that celebrates excellence. To apply, please submit your updated CV and a cover letter outlining your passion for gastronomy and your relevant experience.

Take the next step in your culinary career and seize this exciting opportunity. Apply today and embark on a rewarding journey as the Head Chef of a renowned Anglo/French restaurant.