Sous Chef (West London)

Job Ref: JO-2105-16798
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 26 May 2021
  • Uxbridge, London UB8 3WP Uxbridge London London UB8 3WP
  • £11.50 - £13.50 per Hour
  • Blue Arrow
  • 01895 254455
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If you're a dedicated Sous Chef who's ready to take the reigns and see your menu ideas flourish then we'd love to hear from you. A busy service won't fluster you, nor will a chef who unexpectedly steps down and needs replacing. No problem is too big or too small, and you'll rise to the challenge of getting your team ready for busy periods, while keeping them happy with time off requests.
General skills
As Head Chef you will have:
* Excellent cooking skills and knowledge of all sections
* An understanding of produce and ingredients
* The ability to write menus that are both creative and profitable
* Strong organisational skills
* An ability to work unsupervised and consistently deliver quality work, and to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues/team
* Experience of a variety of kitchen environments and cuisines
* A good working knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) at all levels
* Knowledge of food production methods
* Strong numeracy and budget management skills
* The ability to learn and use a computer and the main software packages competently
* Good oral communication, knowing how to efficiently and effectively communicate well with all staff members and managers
Personal traits
As Head Chef you will be/have:
* Thorough, methodical and pay attention to detail
* The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
* Strong leadership qualities in leading a team of kitchen staff and as the most senior member running the kitchen operations
* Excellent team management skills
* The ability to resolve conflicts or issues that arise between staff, or operationally so as to not negatively affect service
* Show evidence and examples of being able to use your initiative
* The ability to work well with others, and inspire others to do the same
* A high level of attention to detail
* Enthusiasm to develop your own skills and knowledge plus those around you
* Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
* Positive and approachable manner
* Team player qualities
* *In the care sector need to be fully aware of allergens, special diets, portion control and recipe costings
Main Duties/Responsibilities
As Head Chef you will:
* Oversee all parts of kitchen operations
* Ensure all food is served up in good time
* Ensure food hygiene standards are met by all cooks, including sanitary and food safety guidelines
* Running the pass; communicating orders as they come in, managing tables, plating up food, ensuring dietary requirements and allergies are dealt with and effective communication with managers and front of house staff
* Time and rota management
* Management of an individual/team of kitchen staff
* Training and development of current and new staff
* Menu writing, recipe recording and developing dishes to ensure variety and quality
* Ordering stock, correct storage of stock and control of inventories
* Cost control
* Controlling and directing the food preparation process, guiding cooks on how best to manage their time and stock levels
* Approving and polishing dishes before they reach the customer
* Managing and working closely with other chefs of all levels
* Being responsible for health and safety
* Being responsible for food hygiene practices
* Follow company HR procedures
* Keep relevant health and safety records for equipment maintenance, food deliveries, storage, cooking and holding, and any on-shift injuries
* Competent level of English spoken and written
* Minimum 2 years relevant experience in a similar role, or Sous Chef role
* Health and safety and food hygiene certificates, including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
* Awareness of manual handling techniques
* Experience in using dangerous kitchen equipment safely and experience supervising and training others in their use
* City & Guilds Diploma in professional cookery or catering
* Or NVQ Level 3 in cookery
* Or BTEC HND in professional cookery
* Or a foundation degree in culinary arts
* First aid in the workplace
* Full driving licence
* Personal or professional development courses or training
* Enhanced DBS (we can help you obtain this document)
we look forward to hearing from you

Blue Arrow
26/06/2021 12:59:16
GBP 11.50 11.50

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