Head Chef for Premium Gastro Pub

The Old Mill
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
£35,000-45,000 per annum plus a bonus. Split shifts for at least a 40 hours week.
08 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Pub Chef

Head Chef for Premium Gastro Pub

Passionate and experienced Head Chef who will build and inspire a team required for this premium Gastro Pub.

We are looking for someone who hits the ground running at every shift, who enjoys the fast pace of the kitchen and can consistently produce top quality dishes under pressure. A born leader who relishes taking responsibility for the running of the kitchen, but also knows when and how to delegate. Someone who can manage and train chefs as well as build a strong relationship with the front of house restaurant staff.

If you have a talent for creating new dishes and menus using locally sourced produce, looking for a challenge and 7 years minimum experience, then we want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen
  • Liaising with purchasing companies for food orders
  • Maintaining or raising the profit margins on food
  • Producing menus and new dishes
  • Managing, training and recruiting a brigade of chefs

What skills do you need?

  • Excellent cooking skills
  • An understanding of produce and ingredients
  • The ability to write menus that are both creative and profitable
  • Blue chip management skills (ideally without the swearing)

What qualifications do you need?

One of the following:

  • City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery
  • BTEC HND in professional cookery
  • A foundation degree in culinary arts
  • Health and safety and food hygiene certificates

Salary and Hours

£35,000-45,000 per annum plus a bonus. Split shifts for at least a 40 hours week.

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