Head Chef


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy kitchen for a Head Chef. We are looking for an experienced head chef or chef to lead our growing team. The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach to work and be committed to promoting a positive work environment, working collaboratively with their fellow kitchen brigade and front of house team to ensure the highest levels of guest satisfaction.

To operate at both an operational and strategic level, managing all of the kitchen’s activities, taking personal responsibility for monitoring the quality of the food, hiring, training and supervising all team members, identifying additional sales opportunities, delivering excellent guest services and maximising revenues and profitability.

  • Oversees leads and directs the following activities both personally and through members of the kitchen team.
  • The head chef controls and directs the food preparation process and any other relative activities.
  • Implements and follows company standard menu/dishes.
  • Ensures company standard dish specifications are followed ensuring dish allergen information is correct food costs are maintained
  • Purchases all food and food-related products using company nominated suppliers
  • Ensures delivery checks/audits are carried out with all suppliers/deliveries and all items stored safely and correctly
  • Controls food costs to meet the budget.
  • Ensures stock rotation and use by dates for the production of food are correctly followed
  • Carries out thorough and accurate monthly stock takes
  • Maintains daily / weekly flash on Entegra Europe (including accepting invoices onto the system)
  • Arranges for kitchen/equipment repairs when necessary
  • Be fully in charge of hiring, managing, training developing kitchen staff
  • Ensures all new staff receive departmental induction
  • Plans and creates effective efficient rotas to cover the business whilst working within kitchen payroll budgets (Inc managing “Fourth” employee Rota/payroll management system)
  • Maintains records of payroll and attendance
  • Manages the kitchen teams’ holidays effectively ensuring the kitchen is adequately manned at all times
  • Ensures kitchen team are motivated to ensure a great experience for all guests
  • Undertakes staff briefing with all team members at the start of their working day and service periods
  • Completes annual appraisals PDP’s
  • Works closely with the central FB team to deliver promotions/daily specials/opportunities
  • Works closely with the sales and events teams, ensuring all business sheets are kept up to date
  • Hygiene/Personal Safety/Environment
  • Manages all HACCP procedures according to the company’s Food Safety Management document.
  • Ensures security is adhered to at all times
  • Discounts across restaurants, events and sister hotels.
  • Family and Friends discounts in group hotels.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Progression and career development opportunities.
  • Pension Scheme
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