Head Chef


Our client is looking for an experienced Head Chef to join their successful flagship luxury hotel located near Watford.

The Head Chef role within the company is about understanding a great hospitality experience, and having the drive, passion, and dedication to exceed guest expectations each and every day.

As Head Chef you will be expected to provide leadership and direction to your team, to continually achieve a high level of service, whilst maintaining brand standards. This is a hands-on role where the right person will have a real desire to deliver great quality and standards.

Our Head Chefs need strong attention to detail, ability to deliver consistency, and a real ‘can do’ attitude. Teamwork is a key part of our business so the right person will be a team player as well as a leader, and able to lend a hand wherever needed as well as organising the kitchen operations.
The Head Chef will also be responsible for manpower planning, forecasting, and managing budgets and targets. Experience in a hotel or similar environment is vital, as is the desire and confidence to deliver in the role.

The Head Chef will:

• Have experience as a Head Chef from a hotel or similar background, catering for both busy restaurant and banqueting facilities.
• Deliver the branded food and beverage offer to achieve budgeted returns.
• Drive consistent standards of quality across all areas of the kitchen.
• Train and assist the team in any areas necessary as part of their ongoing development.
• Ensure the highest levels of Food Safety are maintained at all times in accordance to EHO and internal / external audit standards.
• Continually review wage costs and staffing levels to ensure the best levels of service and maximum profit conversion.
• Use KPIs to set targets within the team to monitor and drive individual performance.

In return, the successful Head Chef will receive:

• A more-than-competitive remuneration and bonus package.
• Free use of the onsite state of the art gym facilities.
• Free onsite parking.
• Discounts on food, drink, and stays within the hotel group.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head Chef to join a busy, thriving hotel company; make your mark in their flagship site; and receive a very generous remuneration package to go with it!

Job Summary

Job Title Head Chef
Location Elstree
Job Type Permanent
Salary £45k
Last Updated 07/01/2019
Reference SF43446
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