Job Category: Pastry Chef
Job Location: Honiton, Exeter
Description: The Company and the Role:
The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of hotels to emerge in recent years, the Company’s hotels are more like an award-winning restaurant with 5-star hotel rooms and kitchen garden to support their consistently changing seasonal fresh food menu.
The concept was created in 2011 and is recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
The Company is still expanding with 2 new openings in the pipeline, offering fantastic career progression and unique development opportunities.
Their ethos is to give their staff an exceptional and premier place to work that is fun, creative and professional, with bags of opportunity and growth for a passionate and vibrant Chef.
This brigade requires a dedicated, organised Pizza Chef to join their kitchen team, at one of the most exciting award-winning hotel and restaurants in South Devon. The position is permanent.
Running of a traditional wood fired oven, which is influenced by the kitchen garden and local area produce, which can change by the hour and certainly every day. It can be challenging at times, but very rewarding as you will be working in a guest facing environment.
Must have own transport, as no public transport links, and no onsite live-in available.
Key Features of the Role:
As a wood fired Pizza Chef:
Responsible for running the wood fired oven when producing pizza’s, flatbreads etc.
Using fresh garden ingredients to come up with creative pizza combinations.
Work in a busy kitchen team, in a guest facing outdoor environment.
Assist other staff with dough production.
Prepare ingredients for garnishes, including washing, peeling and chopping.
Maintain fridges and other food storage areas, monitoring and recording temperatures.
Cook and plate food according to agreed recipes and standards.
Operate wood fired oven, and other kitchen equipment in a safe and healthy manner.
Undertake training and development from Senior Chefs.
Help others through the same process and achieve your own career goals.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Must have reliable transport (own car or motorbike) to get to site.
Be an accomplished wood fired oven Pizza Chef with experience of working with a wood fired oven and with fresh food ingredients, preparing dough and food preparation.
Above all you must be a real “foodie” able to serve good, fresh and local food.
Practical experience should ideally be supported by some form of catering qualification.
Working in a busy restaurant environment, a team player, good organisational skills.
Consistently preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the right brand quality standards.
Previous experience in a similar Pizza Chef role and ideally a broad food knowledge.
Worked in guest facing outdoor environment.
What’s on Offer?
Basic salary of a Pizza Chef can range from £18K – £22K per annum (depending on experience and trial test results).
Tronc worth around £2500 per annum on top of your basic annual salary.
Working full time hours either 4 days / 5 days on, 3 / 2 days off per week.
20-day Holiday entitlement plus bank and public holidays, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years.
Career access opportunities with leading hoteliers, chefs and hospitality entrepreneurs, with a chance to shadow and train with them, to ensure your catering / Chef development.
Development opportunities exist within the Group as they look to grow their people by way of a “Budding Entrepreneurs” Programme, their in-house hospitality training scheme.
The Company also offers a Pension, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Long Service Awards, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox employee discount scheme, Discounts on room rates across the Group’s hotels and Discounted meals and Spa days across the Group’s hotels.
Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Pizza Chef or wood fired Oven Chef with your own transport.
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Employer Reference: 9127/2020/CA7672FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654
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Date Added: 12 January 2020