10 miles

Head Chef


£32,000 - £35,000 plus bonus and tips


Head Chef, The Locksbrook Inn, Bath.  The Bath Pub Company is looking to recruit a head chef for The Locksbrook Inn to lead the kitchen team. Situated in a rapidly developing part of Bath, the pub has a stunning waterside location and is a busy site - especially in the summer. We are looking for an experienced head chef who can grow sales and evolve the menu accordingly. Youll be working with good quality local produce and suppliers and need to be able to help deliver menus that take advantage of this.  Our restaurant and kitchen are both busy, so youll also need to be able to handle large numbers and busy services (the kitchen generates up to £20k a week in food sales). Shifts will vary and you will be working a mixture of breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts.     About the company The Bath Pub Company operates four premium foodie pubs in and around Bath. Our aim is simple; to run great pubs that people love to visit, and a company that people love to work for.  Whilst each of the pubs is owned by one company, were a million miles from a branded chain - each of our pubs has distinct personality of its own. All our head chefs create their own menu according to what will work best for each pub. We are a young, growing company and always on the look out for talented people to join our team. We only want to take on board people who share our passion for great food & service. Join us and, youll get the chance to work alongside some of the brightest and most talented people in hospitality. Well look for opportunities to help you grow and develop professionally and youll have the chance to be part of something special.Salary:Total annual salary of £32,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience), plus bonus of £5,000 per year, and a share of tips (approx. £2,000 a year based on the last 12 months). Gratuities are split equally between all staff on a per shift basis. Full time staff at The Locksbrook Inn averaged £2,100 per person for the last financial year.   Benefits:25% discount on food and drink at any of our pubs for you plus a guest.Staff trips, which have so far included trips to Champagne, Barcelona, Rioja, Bordeaux, Ancona and London, as well as supplier & restaurant visits (including The Hand & Flowers, Casa Mia and The Pony & Trap).Wine can be purchased at cost price (up to 75% discount from list price).Annual staff party, with the teams from all our pubs.Staff rewards for excellent performance, which have included weekend trips away, tablets, coffee machines, festival tickets, pizza ovens, flying lessons, balloon rides, race days amongst many others.'Recommend a friend' recruitment scheme, which for each person you recommend and starts working for us, you can earn either £250 or £500.  Childcare vouchers (20% discount against childcare costs, such as nurseries, pre-school and after school/holiday clubs).Opportunities to complete further NVQ Training available and also stages at other restaurants (which most recently has included The Hand & Flowers). The company operates a long service ladder of benefits that reward staff who stay with the company for long haul. These include:Increased holiday allowance.Increased company contributions to your pension scheme.Company paid parental leave   Overall role The Head Chefs role is to take full responsibility for all aspects of the kitchen and food operation: developing inspiring menus and recipes; purchasing and pricing and the management of kitchen resources and costs; ensuring the professional development and progression of chefs and apprentices; and directing effective kitchen operations to enable the development and deliveryof consistently exceptional food product. You will need to display strongleadership and team building skills and create a positive, working atmosphereand culture of professionalism. As Head Chef you will be expectedto:        demonstrate commitment and passion for the role and inspire those around you through your actions,cultivate and promote a culture of creative excellence in terms offood product and service,conduct yourself with dignity and integrity, treating all stafffairly and equally.A full job description is available upon application. Tasks and responsibilities Manage and develop a strong brigade of chefs, training and motivating them, and leading by example to inspire them. Develop food service processes & systems to improve efficiencies and service standards. Deliver menus with input from the owners, while achieving a minimum GP% of 70%. Plan team structure and staff rotas to bring kitchen staff costs in on budget. Work to a consistently high standard in a calm manner and in line with the companys codes of conduct. Responsible for ensuring all aspects of the kitchen comply with EHO standards to the 5 star level.  Skills and experience Proven experience working in a busy kitchen as a head chef with a quality gastro pub food offering. A strong team ethic - able to develop, inspire and motivate a brigade of chefs. Strong process, planning and management skills to maximise speed and efficiency both during and out of service.  Previous record of achieving strong gross profit and payroll costs.  Strong menu writing ability, sourcing suppliers and negotiating prices. Able to embrace & drive change as dictated by customer & business needs. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism & passion.    Applicants MUST...Be over 18 years Speak fluent English Be available to work both weekends and evenings There is no live-in accommodation available. 

Posted 12 days ago

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