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Head Chef

Chippenham, Wiltshire
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
Miles Recruitment are recruiting for a passionate skilled and experienced Head Chef to work at one of the finest hotels in Wiltshire, with picturesque views across the Wiltshire countryside. You will be responsible for overseeing the food and kitchen operations and will lead and inspire the kitchen and service teams with a culture that delivers an amazing guest experience. Menu development will be an important part of this role with a thorough understanding and passion for food, flavours and using local ingredients. A key eye for local and current food trends will be integral to this role. Main Responsibility: • Be the face of the kitchen, leading and inspiring the kitchen and service teams to deliver amazing guest experiences • Create original and great tasting seasonal food menus • Motivate the kitchen team to deliver a consistently high standard of food preparation and cooking • Hold regular inspirational product and skill focussed training sessions for the kitchen and service teams • Lead the recruitment of chefs • Establish great relationships with food suppliers and work closely with the Manager to negotiate contracts • Ensure the kitchens are compliant with Health & Safety regulations and to manage and uphold regular cleaning and kitchen maintenance schedules • Work closely with the Manager, marketing and events teams for the effective food operation throughout service and for all events at the club • Ensure that systems for stock management are adhered to and that stock levels are maintained in all kitchens with stock rotation taking place • Implement and maintain food wastage control within all kitchens • Have a sound working understanding of all costs and charges relating to food operations and ensuring food cost of sales and GP margins are maintained at budgeted levels • Control the operational excellence of a busy and demanding kitchen, ensuring the Standard Operating Procedures for the kitchens are fully understood and followed at all times. • Control wage percentages in line with budget • Oversee all ordering, stock controls and standards of procedures • Participate fully as a team member within the F&B Department • Attend daily meetings promptly as required and to attend weekly F&B meetings. • Be responsible for ensuring all kitchen equipment and machinery is in working order and all repairs are reported and monitored Ideal Candidate will have: • A true passion for food! • Strong kitchen background from within hotel or restaurant sector • Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing) • Commercially astute and financially aware • Highly organised • Proven record as a strong team leader • Keen and enthusiastic attitude coupled with drive, energy and stamina • Flexibility to work hours required by the business • Commitment and mobility • Innovation, creativity and attention to detail Please call Miles Recruitment on (phone number removed) for more information
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  • Job Reference: 702323671-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Miles Recruitment Ltd
    Miles Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £32,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent