Head Chef

Location
London, England
Salary
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Ref
20710AVI
Contact
Aiste Vilcinskaite
Job function
Operations
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Seeking an experienced Head Chef for a large scale London hotel with several onsite restaurant facilities.

THE ROLE
*Ensuring that all Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Food Hygiene Regulations are met and enforced within the kitchens.
*Supervising Breakfast Service in the kitchens, ensuring that a professional and efficient service is constantly provided.
*Responsible for banqueting events (day and evening) for up to 500 covers.
*To ensure effective control of stock purchasing, storage and preparation service with regard to quality, quantity and safety.
*Maintain a high level of food quality and production with aims of exceeding guest's expectations.
*Menu planning and creating new dishes for all restaurants, banqueting, masonic and staff menus.
*Responsible for managing a brigade 50-60 staff
*To build and motivate kitchen team.
*To brief and train kitchen team to prepare and cook all food to a consistently high standard of taste, presentation, hygiene and safety.
*Responsible for ensuring that allergen information is updated and compliant with the European Food Information
*Implement Food Safety systems and ensure procedures are adhered to.
*Responsible for training needs of all staff, ensuring all staff are compliant and up-to-date with Food Safety, Food Hygiene and Allergens.
*Responsible for managing staff in relation to all people and performance activities, e.g. rota management, payroll, holiday approval, sickness absence, recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management (formal & informal), conflict resolution etc.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
*Experience working in a professional kitchen
*Experience managing 30 - 40+ staff members
*Health and safety and food hygiene certificates
*Extensive knowledge on food safety
*Fluent written and spoken English is essential, with excellent communication skills.
*Excellent cooking skills
*An understanding of produce and ingredients
*The ability to write menus that are both creative and profitable
*City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery or equivalent
*A foundation degree in culinary arts (Desirable)
*BTEC HND in professional cookery (Desirable)

THE PACKAGE
The salary on offer is up to £45,000 DOE

INTERESTED?
Email your CV to aiste@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or click "apply now"