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Head Chef

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: great tips, amazing location, all fresh food
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Hospitality
  • Contact: Jonathan Taylor
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 03301 743817
  • Job Ref: SF58412
Job Title: Head Chef
Location: Independent Vibrant Restaurant, Central Cambridge
Salary: Up to £42,000 plus tips (approx. £6,000 - £8,000 per year)
We are on the lookout for a creative and experienced Head Chef to lead our kitchen at one of Cambridge's most talked-about independent restaurants. This position is a unique opportunity to helm the culinary team of a popular and vibrant dining hotspot in the heart of the city.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing the entire kitchen operation, ensuring the preparation and presentation of top-quality dishes
  • Developing, planning and pricing menu items
  • Ensuring adherence to health and safety regulations and food hygiene standards
  • Managing, training and motivating kitchen team members
  • Overseeing inventory, including ordering and receiving supplies
  • Proven experience as a Head Chef or similar role in a fast-paced, high-volume kitchen environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and team management skills
  • Proficient in various cooking methods, ingredients, culinary equipment operations, and kitchen management software
  • Deep understanding of food hygiene laws and health and safety regulations
  • A creative flair with a keen eye for detail
We offer an environment that values its team and supports their development:
  • Competitive salary of up to £42,000, plus tips (estimated at £6,000 - £8,000 annually)
  • An opportunity to work in one of Cambridge's most popular restaurants
  • Continuous professional development and creative freedom
This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned chef looking to make their mark in a dynamic, independent restaurant. If you have a passion for creating extraordinary culinary experiences and leading a dedicated kitchen team, we would love to hear from you.