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Head Chef

Job Category: Head Chef

Job Location: Salisbury, Southampton

Description: The Company and the Role:

Amazing Head Chef opportunity, working full time sociable hours no splits on a permanent basis, delivering the best ethically sourced freshly cooked Breakfast, Brunch and Lunchtime menu in Salisbury.
The Breakfast Lounge and Café scene is a fast growing and dynamic market, so why not join a Company that is determined to be the best they can be. They offer up a blend of turning dilapidated buildings into inspiring spaces for an aesthetically please environment for staff and guests.
Each venue is a brilliant place to be and their ethos is to deliver good quality ingredients and produce like coffee’s, tea’s, customized traditional Breakfast menu items, alternative Brunch and Light Bites such as Spelt Granola to Smashed Avocado and Cheddar and Jalapeno Cornbread, through to traditional and customised mains, salads, soups etc and better than anyone else.
It is up to you to set the example and to make sure that your kitchen team is working with the Company goals, mission statement and ethos in mind. You can develop your team as you see fit, through constant training, development and coaching.
You will act as Kitchen Manager and make sure your team is multi-trained on various kitchen stations and versed in food preparation and fresh food cooking, this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference producing ethical and sustainable meals for their local community and guests to enjoy.

Key Features of the Role:
You will manage a team of up to 8 staff members who will be responsible for baking fresh produce, making cakes, preparing all of the daily ingredients and garnishes, cooking every order from scratch on quick turnaround menu items, whilst ensuring you are never compromising on quality.
As a Head Chef you will be tasked with making sure that Guests have a great food experience, whether it be Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch.
Start time would be around 7:30 to get the prep started for the days service, with the restaurant open from 8am till 6pm Monday through till Saturday, and Sunday from 9am till 6pm.
You would have no split shift and would work 5 days a week roughly 45 hours per week, with paid breaks, free food, hot drinks etc.
You will need to show fairness, positivity, humour, resourcefulness, curiosity, determination and empathy, as well as supporting the ethical and sustainable top quality ingredients used.

Knowledge and Skills:
You must be an accomplished Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef and have a current fresh food background where you are used to preparing food every day, as well as cooking to order quick turn-around menu items.
You must have experience of managing a team of kitchen staff of various brigade levels.
You must have experience working on different work stations in a busy Fresh Food Restaurant or Kitchen. Café or Coffee / Tea House, Food Retail Outlet in the catering sector.
While you will be cooking from fresh every day you will not be creating new menu items or have a specials board but you will have a strong input into the menu design process.
You must be engaged with ethically sourced produce and the Companies desire to be the best at what it does.

What’s on Offer?
A full time permanent Head Chef opportunity in an historic venue where you have the chance to make a name for yourself as the best ethical and sustainable kitchen in town.
A basic salary up to £24K plus potential bonus earnings of £2.5K per annum, plus paid breaks.
You only work sociable hours and no split shifts, 5 days a week.
You do not have to be the first person in the door and the last person out, it is up to you to train and develop your team and choose your strongest Supervisors to manage what you feel is appropriate for their ability.
Fair pay linked to your skill and contribution, along with pay progression linked to training.
Free staff food, 25% staff discount, and free hot drinks.
Module-based training programme that encourages cross / multi-skilling.
Professional Barista qualification.
SCA, Leadership development for current managers.
Progression and a future as at least 75% of all senior positions including HQ are filled by internal talent.
An accepting, fun and vibrant environment culture, with the opportunity to give back to your community in an ethical and responsible way.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced fresh food Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef who is engaged with an ethical business ethos.
By applying for this vacancy, you are giving your consent for us to hold your details on our database.
The rpc Group of Companies receives an overwhelming number of CV's / Resumes each day, and each one is reviewed personally by a Consultant. Our pre-selection process is very thorough in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients.
If your details meet the criteria set by our client, then we will contact you regarding the position. If you are not contacted by us, then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. However, we will keep your details on file and should another suitable or matching vacancy become available then we will contact you. Should you not wish for your details to remain on our database then please contact us.
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Employer Reference: 8215/2018/CA6783FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654

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Date Added: 31 May 2018

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