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Deli Chef

Job Category: Chef de Partie

Job Location: Soutahmpton, Southampton

Description: The Company and the Role:

The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of Hotels to emerge in recent years.

The group and brand offer a touch of superior elegance inside and outside. However, this venue is even more unique and the only one of its kind in the group.

They are seeking a passionate permanent Deli Chef to join their award-winning hotel restaurant located in central Southampton.

As a Deli Chef, you will be responsible for all aspects of the kitchen, as well as the fresh food items that are displayed and sold at the delicatessen counter.
Ensuring all standards are maintained on made to order, take away and buffet items. You will be responsible for organising food preparation and the deli counter display.
Previous experience in a similar role is preferable, but above all you need to be reliable and committed.

Key Features of the Role:

First and foremost, as a working Deli Chef, menu items will change daily as produce is grown and sourced locally, you could be making from scratch, homemade pies, soups, fresh salads, baking cakes and creating desserts.

Secondly you may be required to supervise, guide and or mentor others in a small team of Chefs and potentially some front of house staff when it comes to service, taking and running food orders.

The deli counter is front and centre, a focal point for all guests coming to the restaurant, you are expected to positively engage with them face to face.

All menu items are prepared and or cooked from fresh every day, Breakfast starts at 9am, lunch is served from midday and supper is served until 8pm.

This unique position is a full-time permanent opportunity (40 hours per week) with an amazing brand and group, looking after your wellbeing, career progression and personal development.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Accomplished Deli Chef with experience of working in a fresh food kitchen at a similar level, producing a variety of deli counter food items from scratch.

Due to the compact nature of the kitchen and deli counter, cooking and preparation space is at a premium, so you have to be creative and organised when planning your day.

Customer facing and guest engagement is essential at this unique venue, you are the first point of contact for guests, and you will need to answer questions, give advice and recommendations. There is nowhere to hide in this kitchen.

Quirky and creative ideas for menu items are vital, you need to be able to keep new and exciting, locally sourced and seasonal produce flowing through the deli counter.

The breakfast offering will also reflect the deli counter approach with breakfast options to pick up and take away, so you must be confident cooking a range of breakfast items.

What is on Offer?

Amazing full-time permanent Deli Chef opportunity in a creative, fresh food deli counter kitchen and restaurant.

Basic annual salary for the Deli Chef is up to £20K, judged on interview, trial, and experience.

Tronc (service charges) available on top of basic salary estimated about £2,500pa.

Working 40 hours per week, 5 days a week, mix of shifts, with some weekends off.

Realistic career development and progression if you want it, training, and coaching.

Opportunities to work in France, across the South Coast and on round the world charters as part of the groups Fine-Dining experience packages and celebrity and famous Chef mentoring.

Holiday entitlement 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising 1 day each year for 5yrs.

Company 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 Deli Chef.

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UK Work Eligibility: This employer has chosen to only allow applications from those that hold current UK work permissions.

Employer Reference: 10381/2021/CA8019FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654
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Date Added: 07 June 2021

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