Head Chef

Head Chef, Great Dunmow, Essex, up to £30,000 PA + Tips + live in available if required

My client located in a wonderful setting near Dunmow in Essex, is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Chef to join their team, and strengthen their talented kitchen brigade. My client is looking for the head chef to have knowledge of using the freshest ingredients to create memorable dishes as this is what they will be expecting for their customers.

The restaurant is a well-established, popular local pub which offers a fantastic selection of delicious food, a luxury family friendly service and fun, quirky decor and atmosphere. This quaint, cool and relaxing pub venue is also especially known for it’s regular events, and the tasty British dishes that it delivers, along with that all important exceptional customer service.

This pub is a part of a larger company, and so this position could really widen your horizon for career development further down the line, and you will certainly be looked after. My client is searching to find the right professional, with a great personality to fit within their brilliant team, and in return they will offer a great package and the opportunity to grow and develop with the business.

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 produce traditional “Pub Food” sourced locally and served with passion and flair

Responsibilities
• To oversee the preparation and provision of high quality locally sourced ingredients
• 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
• Ideally qualified to Food safety Level 3
• Ability to train, develop and guide staff.
• Knowledge of classic cuisine, nutrition, special diets, traditional pub food.
• 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 £30,000 + Tips + live in accommodation if required

Job Summary

Job Title Head Chef
Location Essex
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30k
Last Updated 29/05/2018
Reference SF40481
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