Vacancy Description :
The responsibilities of the Head chef include
The restaurant on a busy evening can cater up to 90 covers, an average week day evening can do 50 covers.
Be entirely responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen
In conjunction with owner, set and keep to an annual salary budget for kitchen staff
Specify and delegate duties of kitchen staff
Recruitment and supervision of staff, ensuring their efficient and effective working practices, quality of work and timekeeping.
Manage effectively labour cost
In conjunction with the owner, develop dishes and menus
The hands on approach needed requires the post holder to be fully involved in preparation and cooking of meals
Ensure all kitchen and related equipment is in safe working condition and is regularly cleaned to the appropriate standard
Promptly report to the owner any defects in the kitchen or its equipment
Adhere to the relevant standards set and maintain such records as are required by the Food Health and Safety Regulations
Organise regular stock takes, and ensure that the required GP is achieved.( currently at 70%)
Take responsibility for the cost effective ordering of all supplies relevant to the efficient running of the kitchen
Cause a check to be made of the correctness of deliveries against delivery notes including pricing of individual items.
Ensure that stocks of food, dry goods and other necessary items are maintained at appropriate levels
Liaise with front of house staff and ensure that effective communication is achieved between them and kitchen staff
About you :
The successful applicant is key to the continuing success of the business and must have a personable enthusiasm, energy, a flexible can-do attitude and 100% commitment.
The successful candidate will have head chef experience in quality French bistros / brasseries and will be able to prepare all dishes from scratch to include all stocks.
You will have consistent quality work experience and verifiable references and enjoy working in a supportive close knit environment.
French / English speaker
5 days per week
Excellent opportunity to be really hands on and play an integral part in a successful business