Chefs - Head Chef
Mise en Place
London, UK
2d ago

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

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