Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

Otterburns Ltd
Runcorn, Cheshire
£28K to £30K including bonus plus benefits.
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Otterburns is a brand new, dynamic and upscale destination in Runcorn, offering a unique blend of tapas, sharing plate dining, wine expertise, and a relaxed grill atmosphere in the evenings with a vibrant ambiance.


We are seeking a passionate Kitchen Manager to work alongside our new General Manager in developing a premium quality menu and new kitchen environment. This management role is pivotal in delivering the highest standards of customer service, staff management, and operational excellence.


- Help to equip a brand new small kitchen to allow our menu to be served.

- Help to develop our brand new daytime AND evening food menus.

- Oversee all aspects of the kitchen and food preparation process
- Continually develop menus that align with the restaurant's concept and target audience
- Ensure high-quality food is consistently prepared and presented
- Train and supervise kitchen staff, including cooks and prep workers
- Monitor inventory levels and order supplies as needed
- Maintain a clean and organised kitchen environment
- Adhere to food safety and sanitation regulations
- Collaborate with the restaurant management team to plan and execute special events or promotions
- Stay updated on industry trends and new culinary techniques


  • Previous experience working in a hospitality or restaurant setting
  • Strong cooking skills and knowledge of various culinary techniques
  • Proven ability to lead and supervise a team of kitchen staff
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and best practices
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Creative mindset with the ability to develop innovative menu items
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interact with staff, management, and customers
  • Oversee all aspects of kitchen operations, including food production, food preparation, and kitchen cleanliness
  • Ensure that all food is prepared and cooked to the highest standards of quality and presentation


  • - Previous experience in a leadership role in a restaurant or culinary setting (not necessarily as Head Chef)
  • Strong knowledge of food safety regulations and best practices
  • Excellent culinary skills with a focus on quality and consistency
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with staff at all levels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

We offer competitive pay rates and opportunities for career advancement within our hospitality company. If you have a passion for food, leadership skills, and a desire to create exceptional dining experiences, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our team as a Kitchen Manager!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £28,000.00-£30,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus
  • Tips
  • Yearly bonus

Ability to Commute:

  • Runcorn (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Runcorn: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location:

  • In person

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A brand new daytime coffee house and evening wine bar/restaurant in Runcorn, Cheshire serving premium food dishes in a tapas, small plates and sharing plates style. Full alcohol menu including cocktails will also be served.

Currently in fit-out mode and ready to open in mid-March 2024, we're seeking incredible staff that understand the meaning of true service in a unique environment. We're seeking a mix of experienced but still passionate and new, excited staff ready to embark on a new career in a flexible workplace offering great benefits - if you're happy working 60 hours a week we're NOT the place for you. We understand that you want to be rewarded but not burnt out!

Come and talk to us about we might be able to do great things together.


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