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Head chef – French Restaurant 2 

Vacancy Reference: HC6020
Vacancy Title:Head chef – French Restaurant 2
The Company:
Offering a great opportunity for a motivated and adaptable head chef looking for that next long term role, who can help contribute to the continued success of this highly regarded authentic French restaurant. The restaurant on a busy evening can cater up to 90 covers, an average week day evening can do 50 covers and attracts a loyal local clientele.
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 

Salary & Benefits:
£50-60k per annum
£50-60k per annum

You will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role, along with all the necessary supporting documents.

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