Head Chef

Job Ref: JO-2205-30639_1651743900
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 05 May 2022
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE20 0RP Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East NE20 0RP
  • Blue Arrow
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Help us shape a profitable menu that our locals and first-time visitors love. With sustainability and top-quality produce at the forefront of what we do, we need you to hit the ground running with suppliers and the menu direction.

Roles & Responsibilities

General skills

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 communicate well efficiently and effectively 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 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

Qualifications/Licences/Certifications

Essential

  • 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

Desired

  • 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 level and develop your menu ideas 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.

05/06/2022 09:45:00
GBP 38000.00 38000.00

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