Head Chef

Select Appointments East Anglia
£30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
11 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Head Chef Opportunity - Starting salary of £33,000 P/A - Hertfordshire At Select Hospitality Norwich we are ecstatic to now be recruiting on behalf of one of our most successful clients in the area, for a Head Chef to take control of the kitchen at one of their exciting, trendy venues in the Hertfordshire area. This role would be perfect for an experienced catering professional with a big personality and a strong background in managing high volume premium bar and casual dining fresh food restaurant kitchens. The style of cuisine that my client is producing, promoting and delivering at the restaurant is very much High End grill sharing dishes, and British classics with flare, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. Their service meets a wide clientèle market, and their quirky, stylish food options suit a variety of taste. Therefore, if you are passionate about high end, urban style of cuisine, love that London café/bar vibe and want to join a company with personality and style, then this could be a the ideal next move for you This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing 1.6 million operation and become a key representative within a leading, award winning Hospitality Group. On average this kitchen pushes through around 1200 per week, meaning it's a very busy place and it is a real buzzy, fast paced atmosphere to work within. With it's open kitchen layout it makes the restaurant much more personal, and creates a fantastic vibe amongst the dining guests. The venue has become a real 'foody' landmark within the area and they are known for their delicious cuisine, creative cocktail menu, casual coffee bar and exceptional, memorable service. Alongside its 7 other sister venues, the restaurant holds an outstanding reputation and so becoming a part of this company would certainly widen your opportunities going forward and definitely be a highlight for your career. My client would be extremely keen to receive applications from relevant candidates who are local to Hertfordshire, willing to relocate or based in and around the London area. Salary and Benefits: - Starting package up to £33,000 P/A Tips of around £3500, and an annual bonus on top of this - The opportunity to join an award winning Hospitality Group which is continuously expanding - Plenty of potential to grow and progress your career even further - Opportunity to network and increase your professional profile Key Role Responsibilities: - Manage and control your kitchen brigade with 'hands on' approach - Running a busy, high volume casual dining, restaurant kitchen to a very high standard - Be a professional and strong role model within the team, and representing the company in the best possible way - Administration work; including rotas and stock take - Training of kitchen staff and monitoring all members of brigade closely - Be organised and efficient, ensuring all aspects of the kitchen are looked after and maintained - Making sure dishes are produced consistently and presentation of food is kept at a high standard - Cooperate with the company managers at all times and meet/ achieve all branding requirements Desired Skills and Qualities: - The Head Chef will ideally of come from working at other top end branded restaurants, or a successful, busy fresh food restaurants - Have great management skills - Must be a real people person, with great communication - Passionate about cookery - Be able to lead a kitchen brigade and have control of a busy environment - Strong industry knowledge - Have up to date Food Hygiene certificates and qualifications - London-Centric F&B knowledge and work experience - Proven track record in achieving and meeting successful targets and figures - Ability to lead, train and build a strong a successful team - A large personality, who can connect with all types of people and build strong relationships - Easy going and a great team player, able to get a long with everyone in the team as well as manage them - Own transport and driving license Desirable Characteristics: - Passionate, people person - Hard working and driven - Motivated and enthusiastic within the kitchen - Big team player - Professional and presentable If you are interested in this brilliant opportunity available, please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Barker on 01603 625562 or apply now with your CV attached. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66856708

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