We are looking to recruit a Head Chef to lead the kitchen team here at The Victoria. A background with either Rosette or Michelin experience, having worked in a fast-paced and high-volume environment, is preferred. We need a Head Chef who is able to adapt and is a true team player through and through, and being able to work closely with the front of house team in a cooperative and motivational manor is imperative. The Head Chef will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen, ensuring that the highest quality of food comes out of the kitchen and that all chefs are working to the highest standard. Someone with a true passion for food, the ingredients and supplier’s products would be most desired.
At least 5 years’ kitchen management experience with at least 2 years as a senior sous or head chef
Demonstrable success in managing a kitchen team with experience of consistently delivering high-quality food whilst maintaining appropriate margins
To be a strong, capable leader who is able to recruit and develop a strong BOH team
Ability to work within brand guidelines on menus and recipes whilst still bringing in their own flair and passion
Ability to make good decisions in regard to the business and the varied situations that arise in fast-paced hospitality venues
Competent user of IT, including Microsoft Officeand Stock Systems
Understanding of H&S, FSMS and similar to ensure all required standards of cleanliness, hygiene and safety are complied with for both the team and guests alike
To be a confident, respectful communicator; able to clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders in an engaging and collaborative way
To have a tangible and infectious passion for food and hospitality
To be a team player who is flexible with availability dependant on the needs of the business. Shift, weekend and evening working will be required
To be self-motivated, able to work independently with your own initiative
To be a Brand Ambassador, aligned with the restaurant’s values: have talent, passion, be nurturing, and striving for excellence in all that you do
Remaining calm in adverse situations, being able to take control of the situation
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