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Head Chef - High-Volume Branded Operation (Loughborough)

Job Category: Head Chef

Job Location: Leicester

Description: Head Chef - High-Volume Branded Operation (Strong Reputable Brand!)

Location: Loughborough
Salary: £22,000-24,000 + up to 50% Bonuses

** You MUST have strong branded restaurant Head Chef experience. You MUST drive and have a car! **

Berkeley Scott are extremely proud to be recruiting in partnership with this industry-recognised operator. Our client a highly-regarded branded restaurant operation is looking for a highly experienced and hands-on Head Chef with strong branded restaurant experience to assist in the running of their busy and popular branded operation.

We are looking for a successful and skilled Head Chef with a strong passion for food and key experience in all levels of branded with a strong commercial acumen, high volume experience and financial understanding of the business

You will be a natural leader, and get a real kick out of coaching, developing your team and leading them on to even greater success!

As this is a hands-on Head Chef role, you will need to enjoy the buzz of a leading a busy kitchen, leading from the front whilst motivating and getting the best out of an established team. It would help if you were quite tech-savvy to an extent and be able to use up-to-date software packages for the likes of ordering, GP control and team rostering - though you will be able to delegate these types of tasks in order to develop your team.

The successful Head Chef will have a talent for driving brigades of 10-20 chefs increasing quality and consistency, sales and revenue through a multipronged approach is perhaps more important. You will need an organised and consultative approach, be able to develop the already solid team around you to support you - all the while, keeping customer satisfaction as your yardstick.

The culture here is really key to the success of the operation - As such, you should be an incredible motivator, trainer, coach and manager of people. You should hold your brigade's progression as paramount to their continued growth as a team and as individuals, which can only help the business to thrive.

This can only be achieved through consistently delivering the exceptional experience for all customers with the highest standard of service, quality and safety.

Required Experience:

* Solid proven Head Chef experience in a busy, high volume, branded operation.
* Some financial knowledge (GPs, quality/portion control) or at least a knowledge of the impact it has on the business
* Strong knowledge of Back of House procedures
* Experience of managing a brigade of 8+
* A real personality - fun, passionate, charismatic, enthusiastic, people-focused and adaptable to all personalities.
* A great communicator - excellent at developing relationships with the team and others involved
* Previous strong experience of running a busy, high-volume kitchen with a passion for and proven experience.

If you are successful you will be joining a great company and benefit from:

-A competitive salary
-A fantastic bonus structure
-Staff discounts
-Pension scheme
-Excellent training and development opportunities
-A dynamic, changing and developing company

This is a quality company with an excellent reputation and offers great scope for future development.

In order to ensure your enquiry with regards to this position is dealt with quickly, please send in an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae in a Word Document format. If this role does not fully match your needs please visit our website, for similar opportunities.

Berkeley Scott is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Employer Reference: HC-24117-LOU
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 0161 233 5884
Job Website:

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Date Added: 24 November 2017

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