Head Chef

Head Chef, near Cambridge, £30,000 – £35,000

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

An established business, are looking to take on a Head Chef to be involved in maintaining and improving the existing business offering.
The Role
The Head Chef will be responsible for food production, ensuring that the highest standards of food service are achieved in an efficient and cost effective manner. To supervise, train and motivate the kitchen brigade to deliver these high standards in compliance with Food and Health & Safety Regulations.

• To oversee the preparation and provision of high quality locally sourced ingredients
• To collaborate with the Owner in creating and executing high quality meals, serving food from brunch to late
• 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 restaurant
• Experience cooking at rosette standard
• Ideally qualified to Food safety Level 3
• Ability to train, develop and guide staff.
• Knowledge of classic cuisine, nutrition, special diets, ethnic cuisine.
• 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

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 up to £35,000
• Live in available
• Excellent tips
• Bonus

Other Information
• Working hours will be an average of 48 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 £35k
Last Updated 25/05/2018
Reference SF40441
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