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Head Chef

Job Category: Head Chef

Job Location: Southampton, Southampton

Description: The Company and the Role:

Exciting full time Head Chef opportunity in Southampton, in a fresh food restaurant kitchen, with a Company that can offer job security and stability for the right talented individual. The position is permanent.
The Company is an independently owned Hampshire based hospitality Group with multiple venues across Hampshire. Each with enviable reputations for freshly produced and sourced food, cooked to the highest possible standard.
Each venue has their own unique concept twist and target market, so this is a great opportunity to learn and develop in one of their vibrant and busiest venues, as well as gaining more knowledge and experience, through career development plans and progression.
The Company is looking for a Head Chef in Southampton who is looking for a new career path. This exciting opportunity is working in one of Southampton’s vibrant restaurants and bars.
This gives you a unique opportunity to get your foot in the door with a progressive and growing business.

Key Features of the Role:
The venue is looking to grow its reputation and market share through their unique international food concepts, The menu contains an international theme that blends oriental and tropical dishes with great seafood options and classic favourites using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to produce amazing food and dining experiences for their clientele.
You will manage and set the standard for the brigade in a busy kitchen. Working on diverse menu items and to service deadlines and targets. Using your organisational skills, time management and Head Chef experience, you will be expected to take great pride in your work and inspire others.
The Company will require you to work 48 hours per week in shift patterns, usually 5 days working and 2 days off. Shifts can vary, but will generally be split into a breakfast shift, evening dinner shift or lunchtime till close shift.
The kitchen will run a profit margin. So, it is up to you to make sure that each ingredient used, and plate of food is good value for money and well-proportioned, with no errors and looks amazing to the eye. You need to use your experience to achieve a good balance between margin targets and customer expectations.
The Company will look at you to carry out the day to day duties for the business and to make sure that new skills, knowledge and experiences are built up within the brigade. So that each Chef under your leadership has a good base of knowledge and ability in all kitchen stations. For example, starters, fish, meats, soups, pastries, canapes, salads etc. Those that show the best aptitude, skill and talent and all-round knowledge of the business will be prioritised for promotion within the group.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
The Company expects you to be an experienced Head Chef who has worked in a fresh food kitchen at a similar level, who is looking to move on to their next challenge or possibly an experienced Senior Sous Chef looking for the next step up.
You should have experience of working in a busy kitchen environment, having to manage your team, kitchen, time and food orders, with a passion for producing the perfect dish every time, whilst under pressure.
Your practical experience should be supported by some form of catering qualification.
The Company is looking for a talented Chef who possesses passion to continually develop themselves and others and who wants to make a name for themselves. As well as someone who can lead a team through respectful communication and as an involved team player.
You will need to have a good knowledge of hygiene and health and safety

What’s on Offer?
The Head Chef opportunity has a basic salary ranging from £26,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience) with a stock take bonus payment, based on kitchen margins achieved plus tips. Salary package will be assessed after interview and trial.
Contracted 48 hour working week. With the opportunity of paid overtime during the busy summer period after the contracted 48 hours per week have been worked.
An opportunity to build yourself a career and reputation over a number of years through hard work and a desire to aim for high standards, where others do not.
The opportunity for progression and promotion as the business continues to grow and expand across the various venues that make up the group.
Free Staff Meals, while on duty. Staff discount card. Free uniforms and other employee benefits.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef looking for the next step up the Brigade ladder.
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Employer Reference: 9085/2019/CA7630FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654

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Date Added: 03 November 2019

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