Head Chef

Head Chef, Café/Restaurant Cambridge, £25,000 – £28,000 – No Nights

At Select Hospitality Cambridge we are currently recruiting on behalf of our client for a Head Chef.

A recently fully refurbished Café/Restaurant are looking to take on a Head Chef to be involved in redeveloping the business offering.
My Client are looking for a qualified and experienced Head Chef with knowledge and a passion for fresh local produce. The Candidate will be expected to maintain and improve the standards of the business and ensure 5 star standards at all times.
This is a very busy café restaurant, the successful candidate will be expected to work well under pressure, intergrate and train the team
• To oversee the preparation and provision of high quality locally sourced ingredients
• Create and develop traditional British Cuisine Menus utilising local fresh ingredients
• To collaborate with the General Manager in creating and executing high quality meals.
• To assist with regular stock takes as requested, and to monitor, account for and action any discrepancies immediately.
• Responsible for health, safety and hygiene within the kitchen area, in line with the Food Hygiene and H&S policies and as required by relevant legislation.
• To ensure effective communication amongst the kitchen staff team and between the kitchen and other areas of the catering department.
• To accept a flexible attitude towards work and to understand that the requirements of the post may vary and develop depending on changing circumstances within the business and the development of the group
Experience and Skills required
• Experience of working as a Head Chef, in a busy fresh produce business
• Ideally qualified to Food safety Level 3
• Ability to train, develop and guide staff.
• Excellent standard of written and spoken communication: ability to communicate with many different types e.g. staff, management, clients and suppliers.
• An understanding of seasonal food trends when writing menus and costings
• Full accountability and understanding of P&L
• Drive and motivate a team to achieve the best restults
• Full understanding of associated paperwork

Personal Characteristics
• Responsible and trustworthy.
• Enthusiastic about staff training and development.
• Good leadership skills.
• Willingness to take a flexible approach to work duties, to include cover for staff holidays, sickness and being on duty for special functions.

Salary and Benefits
• My client is offering the successful Head Chef a salary of between £25,000 – £28000
Other Information
• Working hours will be an average of 40 hours per week.
• The Head Chef will be expected to ensure that the kitchen is covered at all times
To apply for this position, please submit your CV via this website. For further information please contact Jonathan Taylor on 01223 324744 at our Cambridge office.

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Job Summary

Job Title Head Chef
Location Cambridge
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Last Updated 29/11/2017
Reference SL47704
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