Job Ref: JO-2107-18665
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 15 July 2021
  • Norwich, Norfolk Norwich Norfolk Midlands NR2 4SF
  • Competitive
  • Blue Arrow
  • 0800 0855777
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Roles & Responsibilities

General skills

You will have:

  • Excellent cooking skills and knowledge of all sections
  • An understanding of produce and ingredients
  • 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
  • Good oral communication, knowing how to efficiently and effectively communicate well with all staff members and managers

Personal traits

You will 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 a
  • Excellent team management skills
  • 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
  • Management of an individual/team of kitchen staff
  • 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,
  • 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

So if you're ready to take your skills to the next leve while getting the best from our kitchen team, apply now and see where your career could go. We'd love to have you on board for many years to come.

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15/08/2021 14:04:47
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