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Head Chef

  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £40k - 45k per year + £5k bonus + benefits
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by The rpc Group of Companies


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About the job

The Company and the Role:
The Company is an award-winning group of gastro pubs spread across the South of England, many of their establishments have been awarded with accolades and they are very much a food focused company with each pub having its own identity.
This Gastro Pub situated in Chelsea, South West London is seeking a talented Head Chef on a full-time permanent basis to join their awarded wining kitchen brigade.
This Gastro Pub has a great reputation for producing fresh English cuisine with a twist. They have always been a focal point of the local community and as such needs creative and dedicated people who are passionate about what they do, enjoy constantly evolving menu development and want to go the extra mile to make sure the guests have a great experience.

Key Features of the Role:
Have the ability to construct menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings. Approving and "polishing" dishes before they reach the customer
Everyone in the brigade, from the Kitchen Porter to the Sous Chef, looks to you for inspiration - and you'll have to hold your own with the front of house restaurant staff
Be a born leader who relishes taking responsibility for the running of the kitchen, but also knows when and how to delegate
Exercising your management skills in order to control and directing the food preparation process and any other relative activities

Knowledge and Skills Required:
To be a successful in this role you will need to be an accomplished Head Chef
Have experience in high volume kitchens, cooking from fresh, seasonal and local produce
Be reliable, conscientious and punctual able to be a role model who immaculate in presentation and is comfortable talking out front with both our guests and teams
Understand the local market and can write well put together and properly costed menus that suit the clientele and the brief for the pub
Able to motivate and train junior members of the team
Be extremely organised, work well under pressure, have a flexible approach to working hours and lead by example
Able to adhere to company standards and procedures and can hit financial and management targets
Have strong verbal communication and people skills and able to communicate daily to the relevant departments
Have an excellent working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH
Have a Level 2 certification in food hygiene.

What's on Offer?
A competitive basic salary of around £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
£5000 performance related bonus
Industry Training courses
Discounts across the estate

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Head Chef
For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.
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