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Head Chef

Bournemouth, Dorset
£45,000 to £50,000
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Benefits of the position of Head Chef :

  • Salary from £45,000 per annum
  • performance related bonus.
  • • 28 days holiday per year
  • • Free staff parking
  • • Other benefits including private pension contribution, health, and life insurance
  • • Performance related bonus scheme

Responsibilities of the Head Chef will include:

  • • Health and safety guidelines - implementing COSHH & Risk Assessment training
  • • Maintaining our current 5 Star rating with environmental health in all kitchen areas
  • • Following and implementing the highest of food safety standards on a day-to-day basis
  • • Ensuring all kitchen brigade members are trained on allergen-specific information and process.
  • • Ensuring kitchen hygiene is adhered and actioned upon, as per food safety guidelines
  • • always Maintaining a professional approach with an emphasis on teamwork
  • • Chef recruitment and conducting Chef Inductions, assessments, probation, and appraisals.
  • • Effective management of Kitchen Staff Duties and Rotas
  • • Menu Costings
  • • Maintaining consistent Recipe cards & specifications
  • • Team development, training, and appraisals
  • • Managing poor performance through improvement plans and mentoring
  • • Attending briefings, meetings & debriefs as necessary
  • • Working closely with the events team and attend planning meetings
  • • Availability to work 48 hours per week including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and during busy holiday periods.

My client:

an independently owned hotel with an enviable reputation are looking for a new Head Chef.

What my client is looking for:

  • • Proven track record through previous experience working in a busy professional kitchen at Head Chef level.
  • • An advanced understanding of all basic cooking techniques.
  • • Ability to train and manage a team of chefs from KP to Sous Chef level to deliver a consistent and professional product.
  • • Experience of menu development, portion control & costing.
  • • Ability to understand, implement and work to budgets and profits.
  • • The ability to deliver excellent standards and display a willingness to develop professionally
  • • Show creativity and passion in your work
  • • A friendly and positive attitude
  • • NVQ Level 2 - Professional Cookery (or equivalent apprenticeship)
  • • Minimum level 2 food safety certificate (level 3 is preferable)
  • • Understanding of Microsoft Excel, word, and outlook

If this sounds like you and you are looking for a challenging but rewarding career change we would love to hear from you. Immediate interviews will be offered in Bournemouth for the position of Head Chef.

We receive a high number of applications on a daily basis so we can only respond to successful applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has not been taken forward on this occasion. We may contact you in the future about other suitable positions.

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  • Job Reference: 705551445-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Real Recruitment Solutions
    Real Recruitment Solutions
  • Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent